Founder, The Broad Foundations; Founder, KB Home and SunAmerica
Eli Broad is the founder of The Broad Foundations. In the course of his more than 50-year career, he built two Fortune 500 companies - KB Home and SunAmerica Inc. - from the ground up. Today he is focused on philanthropy aimed at advancing entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation works to improve urban K-12 public education through better governance, management, labor relations and competition. It is also dedicated to advancing innovative scientific and biomedical research. The Broad Art Foundation holds contemporary artworks that have been loaned more than 7,100 times to some 475 museums and galleries. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Broad is a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the David Rockefeller Award from the Museum of Modern Art.