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Stanley Gold

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Nationality  United States
Name  Stanley Gold
Employer  Shamrock Holdings
Role  Business person

Predecessor  founder
Political party  Democratic Party
Religion  Judaism
Titles  Chief Executive
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Full Name  Stanley Phillip Gold
Born  September 10, 1942 (age 73) (1942-09-10) Los Angeles, California
Alma mater  University of California, Los Angeles (B.A.) USC Gould School of Law (J.D)
Board member of  Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Chairman of the Board Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion University of Southern California (Chairman Emeritus) iPass, Inc. Walt Disney Company NYSE: DIS(formerly) Tadiran Communications, Ltd. (formerly) Ansell, Ltd ASX: ANN (alternate) L.A. Gear, Inc.
Spouse  Ilene Carol Gold, nee Glasberg
Education  University of Southern California

Shamrock ceo stanley gold at globes israel business conference december 2009

Stanley Phillip Gold (born September 10, 1942) is President and CEO of Shamrock Holdings, Roy E. Disney's private investment company. He was on the Walt Disney Company's board of directors 1984; 1987–2003. He and Roy resigned to publicly campaign to oust then CEO and Chairman of the Board Michael Eisner. He also helped oust CEO Ron W. Miller and hire Eisner in 1984. He has played a leading role at USC (past chairman of the board of trustees) and the University of Southern California Law School, sustained Jewish organizations with both his leadership and treasure, and been a significant political contributor.


Among the artifacts displayed in his study at home are personalized autographs from both Babe Ruth and Stan Musial. He collects Porsche automobiles.

Education and early life

Gold was born to a Jewish family in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in South Los Angeles, near Dorsey High School. The family moved to the Valley when he was a teenager. After graduation from Van Nuys High School, he entered Cal Berkeley. There he dated his future wife, Ilene. He finished his A.B. in political science at U.C.L.A., and in 1967 earned a law degree at University of Southern California. He went to England for post-graduate work at Cambridge University.

He practiced law with Martin Gang at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown law firm 1968–????. For part of that time he was the managing partner. For a number of years, he specialized in corporate acquisitions, sales and financing.

During his business career he served as President of Shamrock Broadcasting, Inc., President and then Chairman of Central Soya Company, Inc., Chairman of Enterra Corporation NYSE: EN and Chairman of Koor Industries Ltd. NYSE: KOR, Chairman of Tadiran Communications, and other companies.

Philanthropy and service

At a banquet honoring U.S. Ambassador John Marshall Evans (4 March 2007) he pledged $100,000 to USC's Institute of Armenian Studies. In 2001, he pledged $500,000 to establish the Martin Gang Scholarship Fund at Hebrew Union College; Roy and Patty Disney pledged an additional $100,000.

Gold was a fund raiser and donor for Ehud Barak's successful campaign in the Israeli prime ministerial election, 1999.

Gold has been a contributor to federal political campaigns for many years, largely to Democrats, both candidates and organizations (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic National Committee) but also to a few Republicans (such as George W. Bush, Robert Dole, Richard Lugar, Mitt Romney, Arlen Specter, William Weld, Pete Wilson). (The Center for Responsive Politics reports $238,000 for 1993–17 Dec 2008, including a few non-federal contributions. See

He is a supporter of the Two-state solution in the Middle East. In April 2013, Gold was one of 100 prominent American Jews who sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging him to “work closely” with Secretary of State John Kerry “to devise pragmatic initiatives, consistent with Israel’s security needs, which would represent Israel’s readiness to make painful territorial sacrifices for the sake of peace.”


  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple, past board member
  • University of Southern California, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, mentor to President Steven B. Sample
  • References

    Stanley Gold Wikipedia