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Saul Katz

Saul B. Katz
Born 1939 (age 76–77)
Ethnicity Jewish
Education B.A. Brooklyn College
Occupation real estate developer
Known for co-founder of Sterling Equities
President of the New York Mets
Spouse(s) Iris Wilpon
Children Heather Katz Knopf
Natalie Katz O’Brien
David M. Katz (born 2000)
Family Fred Wilpon (brother-in-law)

Saul Katz (born 1939) is the President of the New York Mets.


Born to a Jewish family[1][2][3] in Brooklyn[4] he graduated from Brooklyn College in 1960[5] with a degree in accounting.[citation needed] In 1972, he cofounded Sterling Equities, a commercial real estate development company, with his brother-in-law Fred Wilpon.[6] They built a development of townhouses in in Tarrytown, a suburb in Westchester County which was very successful.[7] Seeking to minimize their tax obligations, they purchased real estate throughout the country that had favorable tax treatment[7] which turned out to be a boon since they were unknowingly buying property at the bottom of the market.[7] In addition, he serves as the President of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets minor league affiliate.[8]

Personal life

Katz is married to Iris Katz, sister of the Mets managing partner Fred Wilpon.[7] They have three children: Heather Katz Knopf, Natalie Katz O’Brien,[4] and David M. Katz.[9] The Katzes live in Glen Cove, New York and have a summer home in Boca Raton, Florida.[7]


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