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Full Name  Joan Hyman
Education  University of Michigan
Net worth  3.1 billion USD (2015)
Name  Joan Tisch
Nationality  United States

Joan Tisch Joan Tisch
Occupation  Investor, Philanthropist
Spouse  Preston Robert Tisch (m. 1948–2005)
Children  Jonathan Tisch, Steve Tisch, Laurie Tisch
Grandchildren  Carolyn Tisch Sussman, Emily Tisch Sussman, Zachary Tisch, Holden Tisch, Elizabeth Tisch
Similar People  Preston Robert Tisch, Jonathan Tisch, Steve Tisch, Laurence Tisch, Jamie Tisch

Joan Tisch (née Hyman) was an American socialite and heiress. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and billionaire heir to the Tisch family fortune (through the Loews Corporation, which remains under family control).



Tisch was born to Howard N. Hyman and his wife, Marie Ziegler. Her father was a Manhattan dentist who helped disabled war veterans attend theater and sporting events. He persuaded Jack Mara, then president of the New York Giants, to donate 400 seats for each home game to disabled fans and their companions, according to a news release from Loews upon his death in 1981. Her mother was born in Germany.

Personal life

In 1948, she received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan and married Preston Robert "Bob" Tisch (1926–2005) the same year. They had three children:

  • Steve Tisch is a businessman who lives in Beverly Hills. He is the only Tisch child to leave the New York area and serves as the family’s point man in their shared ownership of the New York Giants.
  • Jonathan Tisch is the public face of the hotel division of Loews Corporation. In 1988, he married Laura Steinberg, the daughter of financier and insurance executive Saul Steinberg, at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan. They later divorced. Jonathon is also an active Democratic Party fund-raiser.
  • Laurie Tisch sits on the board of the Whitney and the Children's Museum of Manhattan and is chairwoman of the Center for Arts Education, a nonprofit group that works to improve arts education in the public schools. She is divorced from Connecticut hedge-fund manager Donald Sussman. She founded the not-for-profit foundation, the Illumination Fund, dedicated to serving the children of New York City with an emphasis on arts education.
  • Death

    Joan Tisch died on the morning of November 2, 2017, at the age of 90 after a brief illness.


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