Bel-Air billionaire and philanthopist John Anderson dies at 93
Anderson died of pneumonia at UCLA Medical Center, a family spokesperson said.
A self-made man who was ranked No. 153 on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans in 2010 with a net worth of $2.4 billion, Anderson was the founder, president and chief executive of privately owned Topa Equities Ltd.
A lawyer who co-founded the Los Angeles law firm Kindel & Anderson in 1953, Anderson launched his business empire in 1956 with the purchase of a Hamm's beer distributorship in downtown L.A.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marion; two sons, John and William; two daughters, Judy Munzig and Susan McKinley; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services are pending.
A complete obituary will follow at latimes.com/obits.
-- Dennis McLellan
Photo: John and Marion Anderson