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Ken Grossman (born November 11, 1954) is an American billionaire businessman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
Grossman was born to a
Jewish family  in Winnetka (a suburb of the City of Los Angeles), California on November 11, 1954.   He studied at  Butte College.
In 1978, Grossman founded Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California with Paul Camusi.
In 1998, he bought out Camusi. 
Grossman and his wife Katie (née Gonser)
have three children and live in  Chico, California. His son Brian and daughter Sierra will run the company when he retires. His son Brian moved to North Carolina to manage the new Sierra Nevada Brewery in  Mills River, North Carolina which began production in 2014. His wife Katie is a  teetotaler.
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