Sidney Harman: Who IS Newsweek's New 91-Year-Old Billionaire Owner?

10/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

That the Washington Post Co. has opted to sell Newsweek to Sidney Harman, an electronics tycoon with a history of philanthropy, may reassure some as to the future of the news magazine. That Harman is 91 years old may not.

But, if you had to look to a nonagenarian for direction, you could do much worse than Harman, a technology pioneer and lover of the arts whose life and pursuits have taken as many twists as a telenovela.

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