Gérard Louis-Dreyfus Businessperson
William Louis-Dreyfus (born Gérard C. Louis-Dreyfus; June 21, 1932) is a French-born American businessman. His net worth was estimated at $3.4 billion by Forbes in 2006. He is the chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services and the great grandson of Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, founder of Louis Dreyfus Group. He is the father of Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Louis-Dreyfus was born in Paris. His great-grandfather Léopold Louis-Dreyfus founded the Louis Dreyfus Group in 1851. His mother, Dolores Porges (née Neubauer), was American-born. His father was Guy Pierre Louis-Dreyfus (1908-2011), a French Jew who headed the Louis Dreyfus group and fought in the French Resistance during World War II. In 1940, Louis-Dreyfus moved to the United States with his mother after her divorce from Pierre. By 1945 he had adopted the name William as a symbol of his integration into American society. After graduating from Duke University and Duke University School of Law, Louis-Dreyfus worked at the law firm of Dewey Ballantine, New York, before joining Louis Dreyfus in 1965. Louis-Dreyfus was chairman of the Poetry Society of America from 1998-2008.
|Date of birth|
|June 21st, 1932|
|France,United States of America|
1. Duke University Colleges/University
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James B. Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.
2012. 6 bil. $
2014. 10.8 %
2013. 12.0 %
2012. 11.0 %
2011. 13.0 %
2010. 16.0 %
2013. 45.6 K $
2010. 39 K $
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2. Duke University School of Law Private university
Duke University School of Law (also known as Duke Law School or Duke Law) is the law school and a constituent academic unit of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States. One of Duke's 10 schools and colleges, the School of Law began as the Trinity College School of Law in 1868. In 1924, following the renaming of Trinity College to Duke University, the school was renamed the Duke University School of Law. The School features programs in Business, Comparative and International Law, Environmental Law, and Intellectual Property, among others.
|Official web page||www.law.duke.edu|