William Morse “Bill” Davidson
Field of work: Businessman/Philanthropist
Bill Davidson graduated from Detroit’s Central High School in 1940. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he earned a B.A. in business administration at the University of Michigan 1940, followed by a law degree from Wayne State University (1949). His business acumen led him to be one of the richest men in the world, which provided him with the means to donate millions of dollars to charities and educational institutions. Also well known in the sports world, he became the first owner to win championships in three professional sports with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, WNBA’s Detroit Shock and NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning.