Robert Muse Bass is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was the chairman of Aerion Corporation, an American aerospace firm in Reno, Nevada, which seeks to build the first supersonic business jets. He is worth $5 billion in 2018, thanks to oil and private investments.
- In 1959 Robert Bass and his brothers inherited $2.8 million each from their oil tycoon uncle Sid Richardson.
- Robert has helped launch a half dozen investment shops including his Oak Hill Advisors.
- Bass’s private jet start-up Aerion has partnered with Boeing to build a supersonic business jet. Price tag: $120 million.
- With wife Anne, Bass has given $50 million each to Duke and Stanford.