FBLA Sorts the Geezers, aka LA Times Buyers

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FBLA sorts those who would buy the LA Times. Since they’re all old, white guys, it’s hard to tell them apart–thus our handy reference tool.

Hank (Maurice) Greenberg: 81, scandal ridden insurance mogul,
LA Connection: ex-father-in-law of Nikki Finke.
Added Bonus: Pacific Rim interest
Downside: See above.
Geezer Factor: Huge

David Geffen 66, entertainment mogul, art collector, land owner, philanthropist,
LA Connection: Need you ask?
Added Bonus: Lots of celebrity pals
Downside: Rumored to be vindictive.
Geezer Factor: Pretty fly for an old guy

Ron Burkle 53, grocery magnate, FOB,
LA Connection: Technically, he’s San Diego County–La Jolla.
Added Bonus: See above
Downside: No gossip column. Maybe no reporters.
Geezer Factor: So not a geezer


Eli Broad 73, downtown booster, philanthropist, art collector,
LA Connection: Lives here, acts like he lives here.
Added Bonus: Likes local gossip. Ditched the guy formerly married to Sandra Lee.
Downside: Micromanager
Geezer Factor: Geezer but he doesn’t know it

Cool weird facts:
Greenberg has a pre-law certificate from the University of Miami and an LL.B from New York Law School.
Geffen is a college drop-out.
Burkle never went to college.
Broad has a degree in accounting from Michigan State.