Ed Snider

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Ed Snider was a business executive from the United States. Ed Snider was the chairman of Comcast Spectacor, a sports and entertainment company based in Philadelphia that owns the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers. He previously owned the National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers and was a minority owner of the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles.

Early Life and Childhood

Ed Snider was born on January 6, 1933, in Washington, D.C., the United States, and his age is 89 years old as of the year 2022. His real birth name is Edward Malcolm Snider.

Talking about Ed’s parents, his father’s name is Lillian Bonas Snider and his mother’s name is Sol C. Snider. Snider was born in a Jewish family in the Washington, D.C. area. Ed was the son of the owner of a grocery store chain.

Ed Snider is known to be an American by nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Death

Ed Snider was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2014. Although he declared himself “cancer-free” in September 2014, cancer returned. Ed Snider died on April 11, 2016, at his home in Montecito, California, and was laid to rest in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

For their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Washington Capitals, the Flyers wore a patch in his memory on the right shoulder, a black circle with “EMS” in white. They wore a patch on the same shoulder the following season, this one with Snider’s signature in a black circle, with a line and the Flyers logo beneath the signature.

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Caption: Ed Snider’s poster after his death. Source: NHL

Education

Talking about Ed Snider’s formal education, Ed Snider grew up in Washington, D.C. and he might have done his schooling at a local school in Washington, D.C. Furthermore, Ed received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.

Career and Professional Life

In the 1960s, Ed Snider co-founded Edge Ltd. with his friend Jerry Lilienfield, which was moderately successful. They eventually closed the company, allowing Snider to join Jerry Wolman (a builder) and Snider’s brother-in-law Earl Foreman’s attorney in purchasing the Philadelphia Eagles in 1964.

Snider was given the option to buy a 7% stake in the team and eventually served as vice president and treasurer, overseeing the Eagles’ day-to-day operations. Similarly, the NHL granted Philadelphia a conditional franchise on February 8, 1966, which would eventually be named the Philadelphia Flyers and begin play in 1967.

Snider and Wolman ended their business partnership and exchanged some of their assets in the summer of 1967. Snider took over as majority owner of the Flyers, and Wolman took over as sole owner of the Spectrum.

During his career, Snider founded or acquired several businesses, most notably PRISM, a regional premium cable channel, and WIP, the first all-sports radio station. Despite a protracted battle with 76ers owner Harold Katz, the city of Philadelphia, and the city of Camden, New Jersey, Snider privately financed a new arena to keep the Flyers and 76ers in Philadelphia, the CoreStates Center (now the Wells Fargo Center).

Later, Snider became a major investor in a Foxwoods slots casino proposed for Philadelphia’s waterfront in 2005. Faced with massive opposition at the original proposed location, supporters of the slots casino decided to seek a new location in the Center City area, next to Philadelphia’s Chinatown community, in September 2008.

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Caption: Ed Snider with his friends. Source: ESPN

Brand Endorsements

Ed Snider has not endorsed any brand till now and also has not seen any collaborations with brands. No information is available regarding the other brands Ed has cooperated with or not.

Awards and Nomination

Ed Snider was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988. Snider was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

Similarly, Snider was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Snider was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.

The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association renamed its Humanitarian Award the Ed Snider Lifetime Distinguished Humanitarian Award in 2012, with Ed Snider as the first recipient. Snider became a major investor in a Foxwoods slots casino proposed for Philadelphia’s waterfront in 2005.

Net Worth

Ed Snider estimated net worth is approximately around $2.5 billion. Ed’s most of his income sources are from his career and also from different business ventures.

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Caption: Ed Snider posing for the photo. Source: Wall Street Journal

Relationship Status

Ed Snider had four marriages in his lifetime. His first wife was Myrna Gordon. They divorced in 1981 after having four children. Then he married model Martha McGeary in 1983, and they had two children. Later, they also eventually divorced.

Furthermore, Ed married Belgian Christine Decroix 2004, a former singer for the 1970s Belgian girl-pop group the Novelettes. They also divorced in 2009. On February 14, 2013, Ed married his fourth wife, Lin Spivak.

Jay, Craig, Lindy, Tina, Sarena, and Samuel Snider are Snider’s children. At the time of Ed’s death, he had 15 grandchildren.

Scandal

Ed Snider hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies that would hamper his career. Also, Ed avoids the media and avoids engaging in contentious behavior or situations that can damage his reputation.

Ed Snider – Body Measurements

Ed Snider stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 71 kilograms. But Ed’s exact body measurements are not available.

Similarly, Ed has salt paper hair color and black eyes but his dress size and shoe size are not available.

Ed Snider – Social Media

He is already dead and is not available on any other social media sites including Facebook. We can only find about Ed Snider on some websites written about him other than that he does not have any existing social media accounts.