Public Figure Profiles

Norton Simon

Norton Winfred Simon (February 5, 1907 – June 2, 1993) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was at one time one of the wealthiest men in America. At the time of his death, he had amassed a net worth of nearly US$10 billion.

Simon was born to a Jewish family in Portland, Oregon. His father operated a wholesale goods store there. When Simon was sixteen years old, he relocated with his family from Portland to San Francisco following his mother's death. After dropping out of the University of California, Berkeley, Simon founded a sheet metal company before investing in an insolvent orange juice bottling plant in Fullerton, California. The company was renamed Val Vita Food Products Company, and, under Simon's supervision, expanded its product line to include numerous other fruit and vegetable products. The company was eventually sold by Simon to Hunt's Foods, after which Simon retired in 1969.

He spent his later years serving in philanthropic and non-profit roles, acting as a regent on the boards of the University of California and Reed College, as well as the Los Angeles Music Center, the California School of Professional Psychology, and the Institute for Advanced Study. Simon amassed a significant art collection that is housed in the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. After his death in 1993 Simon's second wife, actress Jennifer Jones, remained an emeritus director of the Museum until her death in 2009.

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Some of their strengths

Norton Simon has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Idealistic, Innovative, Intense, Passionate, Intuitive, and Intelligent.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Norton Simon is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Norton Simon well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Norton Simon as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Norton Simon is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Norton Simon tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Norton Simon's challenges

While Norton Simon has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Norton Simon can be Rebellious, Emotional, Emotionally Distant, Complicated, Brusque, Hypocritical, and Self-centered.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Norton Simon's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Norton Simon must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs.

Possessive and Stubborn

Norton Simon is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Norton Simon also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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