Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
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1944 – Lord Black was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on the 25th of August.
1969 – The Black family founded the Ravelston Corporation as an investment vehicle.
1971 – The three formed Sterling Newspapers Limited, a holding company that would acquire several other small Canadian regional newspapers.
1985-2003 – He served as CEO of Hollinger International Inc.
– He became chairman of Hollinger International Inc.
1998 – He launched the National Post in Toronto but sold his interest in 2001.
1990 – He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
2001 – He renounced his Canadian citizenship in order to become a life peer in the British House of Lords.
2003 – He announced that he will resign as chief executive of Hollinger.
2004 – The executive committee of the board of directors had obtained Black’s resignation as chairman.
– On 15th of November the SEC filed civil fraud lawsuits against Lord Black and several others.
– Ranked 235th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2004, with an estimated wealth of £175m.
2005 – Eleven counts of criminal fraud charges by U. S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald against Black and 3 former Hollinger executives.
– On 15th of December, four new federal charges were laid against Black by Fitzgerald in Chicago.
2006 – The Globe and Mail reported that Black was taking steps to regain his Canadian citizenship.
– Hollinger International Inc. sued Black for $200 million (USD) in January.