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  Shriver, Bobby
NameBobby Shriver
Santa Monica, California , United States
Born April 28, 1954 (67 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 26, 2009 08:01pm
InfoAfter graduating with honors in American studies from Yale College, Robert Sargent Shriver III worked as a reporter in Annapolis, Chicago, and Los Angeles (for The Herald Examiner). He left the newspaper business and his apartment in Santa Monica to attend Yale Law School. Upon graduation in 1981, he returned to Santa Monica to clerk for the Honorable Stephen R. Reinhardt at the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

In 1982 Shriver moved to New York to work in the venture capital business with former United States Defense Secretary Harold Brown and James D. Wolfensohn.

Shriver produced the first primetime television program on the 1987 Special Olympics World Games for ABC. During the same year, he produced the first A Very Special Christmas record. The success of these two projects led him to form Special Olympic Productions, which has produced additional television specials on the Games and seven more albums; it has raised more than $100 million to support Special Olympic organizations worldwide.

Shriver is co-founder and Chairman of DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) and co-founder and Chairman of (PRODUCT)RED, both co-founded with Bono, singer of the rock band U2. DATA lobbies governments on the issues of debt, AIDS, and trade policies as they affect Africa. (PRODUCT)RED engages the world’s most iconic businesses to make (RED) branded products and invest a significant portion of the profits in programs to eliminate AIDS in Africa. He also chairs the California State Parks and Recreation Commission and is a director of The Crossroads at Antigua Foundation.

Since being elected to the Santa Monica City Council in 2004, Shriver has spearheaded several new approaches to reduce homelessness, concentrating on the chronically homeless and promoting cooperation across the region. In 2005 Shriver convened a group of homeless veterans’ service providers, Veterans Administration officials, and Santa Monica city staff to create a proposal to convert three of the unused buildings on the West Los Angeles VA campus into long-term therapeutic supportive housing for homeless veterans. In summer 2007, VA Secretary James Nicholson accepted his plan and designated the buildings for that use.



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Father Sargent Shriver 1915-2011
Sister Maria Shriver 1955-
Brother Mark K. Shriver 1964-
Brother Anthony Kennedy Shriver 1965-
Mother Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver 1921-2009
Grandfather Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. 1888-1969
Uncle John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963
1st Cousin Caroline Kennedy 1957-
1st Cousin John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. 1960-1999
Aunt Patricia Kennedy Lawford 1924-2006
Uncle Robert Francis Kennedy 1925-1968
1st Cousin Kathleen Kennedy Townsend 1951-
1st Cousin Joseph P. Kennedy II 1952-
1st Cousin Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 1954-
1st Cousin Kerry Kennedy 1959-
1st Cousin Chris Kennedy 1963-
1st Cousin Max Kennedy 1965-
Aunt Jean Kennedy Smith 1928-2020
Uncle Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy 1932-2009
1st Cousin Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, Jr. 1961-
1st Cousin Patrick J. Kennedy 1967-
Grandmother Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy 1890-1995
Great-Grandfather John F. Fitzgerald 1863-1950

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