October 5, 2002 |
Billionaire publisher and philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg left half his fortune to his family, a priceless art collection to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the rest to charity, according to his will. Annenberg left his holdings in the philanthropic Annenberg Foundation to an organization he set up in 1992 called the Annenberg Foundation Trust.
January 14, 1994 |
Walter H. Annenberg Raises Wells Fargo Stake: The billionaire media magnate said he has increased his holdings in Wells Fargo & Co. to 7.64%. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Annenberg said he bought 750,000 additional shares of the San Francisco-based bank holding company between last Nov. 30 and Jan. 5, for $117.75 to $133.125 a share.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1986
How very considerate President Reagan was to include his close friend Walter H. Annenberg in the group of seven to whom he presented the presidential Medal of Freedom. Annenberg got the award for "his lifetime of achievement," which was mostly being a past ambassador to Great Britain and for creating TV Guide magazine. Anyone who has done something that remarkable deserves this country's highest award, if he's a friend of Mr. Reagan's. Next year Betsy Bloomingdale! JAMES DALE Los Angeles
February 16, 1988 |
Multimillionaire Walter H. Annenberg has pledged another $10 million to the prep school he attended, officials at the school said Monday. "Nothing is more important than educating the youth of our country," Annenberg, a founder of TV Guide magazine, said of his latest gift to the Peddie School at Hightstown, N.J. With the $12 million he pledged in 1983, Annenberg's contributions to the school's improvements fund now total $22 million, a record amount from a single donor, Peddie officials said.
October 13, 1989
Former Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg has endowed a $1-million public service fellowship program at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., in honor of Judge Irving R. Kaufman's 40 years on the federal bench. The endowment will fund fellowships for students or recent alumni who want to enter public service, Harvard officials said. The first awards, in the amount of $10,000 each, will be made for the academic year 1990-91.