Dean and Marianne Metropoulos

  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 09/08/2016 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $2.5 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #722
  • Industry: Private equity, Asset management, Consumer food brands
  • Born: Marianne Metropoulos - Information not available
    Dean Metropoulos - 1946
  • Residence: Greenwich, CT

Charles Dean Metropoulos is the founder and head of Metropoulos & Co. a family-owned "buy-build" investment firm focused on consumer brands that include Ghirardelli, Perrier-Jouët and Pabst Brewing among many others. In 2013 the firm brought back to life Hostess Brands, the defunct maker of Twinkies and Ho-Hos. Metropoulos was ten years old when his family emigrated from Greece, settling in suburban Watertown, MA, north of Boston. Earning his BA and MBA from nearby Babson College, by age of 25 he became the youngest controller of GTE International (now part of Verizon). Marianne Metropoulos is president and principal of a film production company, Aegean Entertainment. Both are members of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Foundation, a leadership organization that supports activities of the Greek Orthodox church in the United States. Dean Metropoulos is also a founding member and president of Faith Endowment, a New York-based organization promoting Greek Orthodox religion, culture and interests. For his work on behalf of the Greek-American community, in 2014 he received the American Hellenic Council's Aristeio Award. The Metropoulos' son, Daren, made news in 2016 when he purchased the Playboy Mansion for $105 million.

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Education; Medical Research; Governance; Sustainable development; Environment, natural resources; Hellenism; Greek Orthodox ministries