Amos Hostetter, Jr.

About Amos Hostetter, Jr.

Who is it?: Chair, Pilot House Associates
Birth Day: January 12, 1937
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts, US
Alma mater: Amherst College (B.A., Economics, 1958) Harvard University (M.B.A., 1961)
Known for: MediaOne/Continental Cablevision
Spouse(s): Barbara Lynn Walsh
Children: 3 children
Parent(s): Amos Hostetter Sr.

Amos Hostetter, Jr. Net Worth

Amos Hostetter, Jr. was bornon January 12, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, is Chair, Pilot House Associates. Amos Hostetter Jr. made a fortune in the 1990s as cable TV pioneer and now is most active in philanthropy. He set out with an MBA and $1,500 in the 1960s to invest in a cable TV company that eventually became Continental Cablevision. He sold it to US West for $11 billion in 1996. His family's Barr Foundation donates tens of millions of dollars each year to support the arts and education and fight climate change. Hostetter also runs Pilot House Ventures, an early-stage investment firm.
Amos Hostetter, Jr. is a member of Media

💰 Net worth: $3.2 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $2 Billion
2010 $2 Billion
2011 $2.3 Billion
2012 $2.6 Billion
2013 $2.9 Billion
2014 $3.1 Billion
2015 $3.1 Billion
2016 $3.1 Billion
2017 $3.2 Billion
2018 $3.3 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1954

Hostetter is the son of the late Amos Hostetter, a prominent trader at Commodities Corporation and Hayden Stone. He attended the Pingry School for his secondary education and graduated in the Class of 1954. After graduating from Amherst College in 1958 with a B.A. in Economics, he obtained a M.B.A from Harvard University in 1961.

1963

In 1963, Hostetter and his college roommate and fraternity brother, H. Irving Grousbeck, founded Continental Cablevision in Fostoria, Ohio and Tiffin, Ohio. At the time of the company's sale in 1996 to US West, it was the largest privately owned cable company.

1982

In 1982, Hostetter married Barbara Lynn Walsh. They have three children; Caroline, Elizabeth, and Tripp.

2003

In 2003, Hostetter purchased the historic Second Harrison Gray Otis House on Mount Vernon Street in Boston for an estimated $12 million.