Sam Zell, a Chicago real estate magnate who earned a multibillion-dollar fortune and a reputation as “the grave dancer” for his ability to revive moribund properties has died due to complications from a recent illness.
He was 81.
Sam is survived by his wife, Helen Zell; his three children, Kellie Zell, Matthew Zell, and JoAnn Zell; and his nine grandchildren.
Sam Zell was married 2 times
Sam Zell has been married twice.
He has three children. He has a son, Matthew and a daughter, Kellie from his first marriage.
He also has an adopted daughter, Joann from his second marriage.
Who is Matthew Zell?
Matthew Zell, is the son of Chicago real estate mogul Samuel Zell ( $1.8 billion.)
He studied aeronautical and astronautical engineering at the University of Illinois because he wanted to be a rocket scientist.
When he graduated in 1988 the job market was cold, so Matt worked 15 months at a computer service firm before starting his own Prometheus Technologies with $5,000 saved from Chanukah presents. “I love my work,” says Matt.
Who is JoAnn Zell?
JoAnn Zell is a medical doctor who primarily practices in Denver, CO with 1 additional practice location. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Zell graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her residency at University Ca Sf School Of Med.
She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and American College of Physicians.