Donald Hall

Donald Hall

Owner of the huge Hallmark Cards company.
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Donald Hall
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Military Service and Family
  4. Career and Philanthropy

Biography of Donald Hall

Donald Hall was born in 1929 in the United States. He was one of three children of Joyce Hall, a prominent American entrepreneur. Joyce Hall started his business selling various greeting cards at the age of fifteen and eventually became the owner of the huge company "Hallmark Cards."

Early Life and Education

From a young age, Donald Hall had a dream of working in his father's company. He sought to obtain an excellent education in the country's most prestigious universities. He began his education at Pembroke School in Kansas City. In 1946, at the age of seventeen, he received a higher education. After that, he started working as a salesman for his father's company while attending Dartmouth College in Hanover.

Military Service and Family

In 1950, after graduating from college, Donald joined the United States Army. He was deployed to serve in Japan. After returning home, he quickly married Adel Hall. They had three children: Donald, Margaret, and David.

Career and Philanthropy

Donald Hall owned vast land in the vicinity of Kansas City. His career began to skyrocket upon his return from the army. In 1953, he worked again at Hallmark Cards, and by 1954, he held the position of assistant president. In 1966, he worked successfully as the company's vice president and held a seat on the board of directors.

In late 1966, Donald's father stepped down as the president of the company, handing over full control of the business to him. Donald Hall was appointed as the chairman, president, and CEO of Hallmark Cards. After this appointment, he did everything possible to promote the family business in the global market. He established the "Hall Family Foundation," which sponsors numerous public, healthcare, and educational institutions. The annual amount of donations reaches hundreds of millions of dollars.

The "Hall Family Foundation" periodically provides support to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Several antique paintings are selected from the family collection each year for exhibition in this museum.

Currently, Donald Hall's net worth is estimated at $1.9 billion. He ranks 652nd in the list of the world's richest people.