Steven Tisch was born on 14th February, 1949. His father, Bob Tisch was the co-owner of Giants. Steve is the Executive Vice President and chairman of the NFL team, New York Giants. This team is also co-owned by his family. He is an America businessman and a TV and film producer. Steve was born in New Jersey and went to Tufts University. It is from there when he started his filmmaking career.
Steve created several small films during his youth which were backed by Columbia Pictures. He created his first feature film in 1976 after he left Columbia. He named it “Outlaw Blues”. In 1983, he made “Risky Business” in which Tom Cruise was in the lead role. In fact, it was Tom’s first lead role.
In 1984, he produced “The Burning Bed” which stirred controversy, but received eleven Emmy nominations. It was in 1986 when Steve started his own production company and named it “Steve Tisch Company” which specialises in small screen films. “Snatch”, “American History X” and “Forest Gump” are some of the critically acclaimed films that he has produced. For Forest Gump, he got the Best Motion Picture Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award. The film won 6 Academy Awards out of the 13 nominations it received. In 2007, he received an award for his exceptional work in the entertainment and media field from Tufts University.
Steve Tisch is also partner at Escape Artists Production. As the chairman of the Giants, he has won two Super Bowl rings. After the death of his father, Steve became the chairman of the Giants team and worked with John Mara on the construction of Metlife Stadium. In 2010, he joined his brother Jonathan and worked with Jets owner Woody Johnson and John Mara to bring Super Bowl XLVIII to Metlife Stadium.
Steve has also been a philanthropist and has donated generously to several organisations such as The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Women’s Cancer Research Foundation and The Epilepsy Foundation. He is also on the Board of Advisors at the New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. Moreover, he is also on the Board of Trustees for The Sundance Institute, The Geffen Theatre in Los Angeles, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Cancer Centre and the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art.
When Steve was asked whether he would give back one of his Giants’ titles or his Academy Awards, he maintained that he would give back the Oscar. As of March 2014, Steve has a net worth of $1.2 billion and has residences in Los Angeles and New York. He is the only person who holds a Super Bowl Ring and An Academy Award. Steve got married in 1996 to Jamie Leigh Anne Alexander, but they divorced later. They are parents to a boy and two girls.
© 2014, Famous Entrepreneurs. Copyright All rights reserved.