Stewart Rahr

  Male      American      Business Person

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Stewart J. Rahr was the owner of pharmaceutical and generics wholesaler Kinray, the largest privately owned pharmaceutical distributor in the world until it was bought out by Cardinal Health in 2010.

Stewart Rahr was raised in a Jewish family in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York. He has an older brother, Elliot. As a youth, he worked at his father's retail pharmacy store in Brooklyn and in 1963, he graduated from Poly Prep Country Day School also in Brooklyn. He graduated with a B.A. from New York University and attended New York University Law School before dropping out to take over his family's pharmacy business which then had $50,000 in sales.

Rahr is the largest individual donor to the Metro New York chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2013, Rahr donated $10 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the largest contribution in its history.

On a visit to Israel, Rahr donated 50 ambulances to United Hatzalah, an organization dedicated to improving response time to those in medical need throughout Israel...

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