Pharma Billionaire Stewart Rahr Provides Substantial Donation to Haiti Charities

Jan 25, 2010, 08:30 ET from Stewart Rahr

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stewart Rahr, the self-made billionaire owner of Kinray announced today a substantial donation to charitable organizations helping the people of Haiti.  Kinray, Inc. is the largest privately-held distributor of pharmaceutical, generic, health & beauty and home health care products in the world. Mr. Rahr is listed as #183 according to 2009 Forbes Magazine.

Rahr was a primary participant in the "Hope for Haiti Telethon," where others manning the phones included organizer George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Justin Timberlake, Leonardo DiCaprio, Halle Berry, Ringo Starr, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, Brad Pitt, Mohammad Ali, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Cindy Crawford, Robert DeNiro, Charlize Theron, Mel Gibson, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban, Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Jeremy Pivens, Adam Sandler, Sheryl Crow, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Cruz, as well as one hundred other top entertainers in the music, movie and television industry.

"When a tragedy of this magnitude occurred, I realized that I had to give to the people of Haiti my time and support. I have always lived my life by Winston Churchill's statement, 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give', and cannot ignore the cries and needs of the people of Haiti during this time of need," said Stewart Rahr.

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