Happy Birthday

cityfile · 12/24/09 06:45AM

Kate Spade turns 47 today. Hedge fund manager Jim Chanos is turning 52. Former Observer owner Arthur Carter is 78. Jonathan Benno, Per Se's outgoing chef who will soon be opening a restaurant of his own, is 40. Annette de la Renta, the wife of Oscar de la Renta and a charity gala fixture, is turning 70. Ryan Seacrest turns 35. Ricky Martin is celebrating his 38th. Author Mary Higgins Clark is turning 82. Heiress Marylou Whitney is 84. And actor Mekhi Phifer is 35. A few people with Christmas birthdays are listed below.

Christmas Miracles!

cityfile · 12/24/08 01:44PM

It can't be fun to have your birthday fall on Christmas, although if you're Jewish—like youthful financier/media mogul Bruce Wasserstein who will be celebrating his 61st birthday tomorrow—we're not sure it matters much. Others who can proudly proclaim they were born the same day as Jesus: Republican sorcerer Karl Rove is turning 58. Helena Christensen will be 40. Annie Lennox is turning 54. Dido is turning 37. Jimmy Buffett will be 62. Literary agent Esther Newberg will be 67. And artist Louise Bourgeois will be celebrating her 97th birthday.

Buffett not related to Buffett

Tim Faulkner · 05/29/07 10:23AM

TIM FAULKNER — Fortune reports that Anne Wojcicki's 23 And Me, a genetic genealogy startup, is getting press attention for something other than her billionaire husband, Sergey Brin, and connections to his company, Google. The firm has determined that Warren Buffett, billionaire investor and philanthropist, and Jimmy Buffett, beach bum singer and restaurateur, are not related as they had long suspected... at least not in the last 10,000 years. Considering how Sergey has been wielding his power and influence, one wonders if the Brins are trying to wedge their way between the Buffett-Gates friendship or if they were trying to get Jimmy to host their recent wedding at an island locale more exclusive than the Bahamas. [Photo Credit: Fortune.]