HENRY SAMUELI, CHAIRMAN, BROADCOM INCSUSAN SAMUELI, SAMUELI FOUNDATION
DAY JOB: Owns Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club LLC and company that runs Honda Center. One of OC’s biggest philanthropists, funding huge medical campus expansion at UCI, now under construction. Henry is chairman of the board at Broadcom, world’s fourth-largest chipmaker.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Committed in early April to paying all 2,100 part-time employees of their sports and arena management companies through June 30, though events weren’t held. Included all programs at Honda Center, Great Park Ice in Irvine, and eight other ice and inline sports facilities, as well the American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls, affiliated with the Ducks, and a JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery across Katella Avenue from the Honda Center.
NOTABLE: Irvine’s Great Park Ice, public ice hockey and skating facility that opened last year at cost of $110 million, largely funded by family, used as a temporary storage facility for Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
QUOTABLE: Said Tim Ryan, president and chief executive officer of Anaheim Arena Management, in April: “The Samueli family’s primary concern is the welfare of their employees. Today is another example of their kindness, generosity and support for the local community. As a result of their decision, 2,100 dedicated part-time staff members will have one less immediate concern during this significant health crisis.”
FAST FACTS: Family fortune estimated by Business Journal at around $4 billion. Debt levels for Ducks owners runs less than 5% of their overall franchise value, making them one of NHL’s most financially stable franchises despite halt in season, according to Forbes. Major real estate project in work around hockey arena.