George Zimmer was born on November 21, 1948. He is an American entrepreneur.
Biography and Career
George Zimmer was born in New York. In 1970, he graduated from Washington University with an A.B. in Economics. Before joining his father in the clothing manufacturing business he used to work as a substitute teacher. Later in the early 1970s, he also worked as a purchasing agent and salesman in Hong Kong.
In 1973, Zimmer opened his first Men's Wearhouse store in Houston, Texas. George Zimmer narrates and appears in many of his company's television commercials, usually closing with the company slogan, You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it. In 2004, Zimmer owns 8.7% of Men's Wearhouse, a stake which was worth USD94 million.
George is serving as Chairman of th
e Board of the Company since its incorporation in 1974. George Zimmer served as President from 1974 until February 1997 and has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 1991. Mr. Zimmer is also a director of Apollo Group, Inc.
Zimmer's style of corporate management is peculiar in the view of some, because of such events as the company's June 2004 nomination of guru Deepak Chopra to its board, while others perceive his style as cutting-edge.
In 2007, Men's Wearhouse was ranked as 36th on the The 100 Best Mid-Caps in America. In 2008, Men's Wearhouse was Forbes 400 Best Big Companies. In 2009, Apollo Group was 1,138th on the Forbes Global 2000.
Zimmer is also known for his philanthropic support of research into the therapeutic use of MDMA, as well as efforts to legalize medical marijuana. Zimmer has confirmed that he is a recovering alcoholic.
Birth Name: George Zimmer
Birth: November 21, 1948
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