Warren Alpert is a successful American philanthropist and entrepreneur. He was born to impoverished immigrant parents and served in the U.S. military intelligence during World War II.
He eventually founded and operated a series of privately held businesses including wholesale oil distribution and convenience stores in the Northeastern United States. In addition, he gave $15 million to Mount Sinai Hospital, which named its Warren Alpert Pavilion in his honor.
Alpert’s net worth is estimated at $200 million. His charitable contributions include the creation of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize to recognize biomedical researchers who make significant progress toward curing disease.
He is a member of the Board of Fellows at Harvard Medical School. He is also a former president of the Harvard Business School Club in New York City.
Alpert was born in Chelsea, Mass. He was the youngest of five children and grew up in a working-class neighborhood.
He was a military private during World War II and was wounded during the D-Day invasion. In the early 1960s, he began a career as a vocalist for RCA Records.