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Austin Hearst

Business Speaker Austin Hearst

Austin Hearst


  • Founder, Chairman & CEO of Chestnut Holdings LLC

Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000

Topics: CEO, Philanthropy,

The grandson of media baron William Randolph Hearst, the man known for his creation of ‘yellow journalism’ is Business Speaker Austin Hearst. He is the younger brother of venture capital investor William Randolph Hearst III, Austin is a TV and film producer. His most recent project The Vow, a romantic drama starring Rachel McAdams, released February 2012.

Austin’s past work includes TV cartoon versions of famous comic strips like Popeye and Son, and Beetle Bailey. The Hearst family’s media empire called Hearst Corp., includes newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, and stakes in cable networks ESPN, Lifetime, and A&E. Their ESPN stake is worth more than $11 billion. Their family owned castle; the Hearst Castle, is located in San Simeon, California, which the state paid the Hearst’s $95 million to preserve in 2005. Austin Hearst is available for speaking engagements, hosting, and autograph signings.

In fashion, Hearst was one of the first investors in Tory Burch. Other investments in the sector included Candela, Fashion Tech Forum, Jack Rogers, Soludos, and Bikyni. In 2015, the business speaker launched with his wife Gabriela Perezutti Hearst, Gabriela Hearst. In consumer product he has been an initial investor in Jawbone, Voss water, among others.


TO WORK WITH AUSTIN HEARST: Business Titan Austin Hearst can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as public speaker, autograph signings, SMT’S, and public relation campaigns.

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