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The October 8, 2012, issue of The New Yorker has a long and interesting profile of Ron Burkle, often described as a "supermarket magnate," who launched his highly successful investment career with an unsuccessful attempt to take over Stater Bros. back in 1982. Burkle has come a long way since then, and lately has been focused on the film business, though he still has money in retail.

The piece looks at both his personal and professional life, and is must-reading for anyone looking for some insight into what makes him tick. (It is not yet available online unless you are a subscriber.)
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