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Sheldon Lubar

Living Legends
Chairman and founder
Lubar & Co.  |  Milwaukee

Sheldon Lubar is founder and chairman of Lubar & Co., a family-owned, Milwaukee-based private investment and wealth management office. He was chairman and chief executive officer of the Christiana Companies Inc. until its merger with Weatherford International in 1999 and chairman of Total Logistics Inc. until its acquisition in 2005 by SuperValu Inc. He’s held federal governmental appointments under presidents Carter, Nixon and Ford, and was past president of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. His $10 million gift to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee established the Lubar School for Entrepreneurship, and its home, the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. He also co-founded and served as president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.

Education: Bachelor’s and J.D., UW-Madison

First job: “Marine National Exchange Bank. I learned everything about banking: estate planning, lending, investing and management.”

Top of your bucket list: “Living past 100.”

Business leaders you’d like to have dinner with: “Warren Buffet, he is the best investor in America. David Rubenstein, he says he knows who the best investors in America are.”

What would make Wisconsin better: “Very low college tuition.”

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