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Charles B. Wang Entrepreneur, Visionary, Author and Philanthropist

Biography

Charles B. Wang is a businessman and philanthropist who was a co-founder and former CEO of Computer Associates International, Inc., one of the country's largest software vendors. He is currently a minority owner of the NHL's New York Islanders ice hockey team and their AHL affiliate. Wang is an active philanthropist and in 1999 established the Charles B. Wang Foundation with the goal of donating to numerous charities that focused on bettering the lives of children and the disenfranchised. He has worked with such causes as Smile Train, the World Childhood Foundation, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, among others. His donation of over $50 million to Stony Brook University for the construction of the Charles B. Wang Center was, at the time, the largest in history to a SUNY school. Founded in 2002, the Charles B. Wang Center is dedicated to being the foremost world-class center of Asian and Asian American arts and culture. Wang holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Stony Brook University.

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