Norma Lerner

Norma Lerner (born 1935/36) is an American billionaire, the widow of Al Lerner, founder of the credit card company MBNA.[1]

Norma Lerner
Norma Wolkoff

1935/1936 (age 85–86)[1]
Net worthUS$1.13 billion (April 2017)
Spouse(s)Al Lerner (m. 1955-2002, his death)
ChildrenRandy Lerner
Nancy Lerner

Early lifeEdit

She was born Norma Wolkoff, and married Al Lerner in 1955[1]


From 2006 to 2011, she was a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and a member of its executive committee.[2]

She is chair and president of the Lerner Foundation, director of the Cleveland Clinic, co-founder of the Lerner Research Institute, and founder of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1955, she married Al Lerner.[3][4] They were married for 47 years and had two children, business executive Randy Lerner, and Nancy Lerner.[5][6] The Lerners were members of Temple Tifereth-Israel in Cleveland.[5] Lerner is widowed, and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Norma Lerner". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
  2. ^ a b "Norma Lerner | Cleveland Clinic". Retrieved 2017-04-30.
  3. ^ Norma Lerner bio Cleveland Clinic Website (accessed April 10, 2010)
  4. ^ CBS Sports: "AL Lerner, Browns Owner, Billionaire Dies" October 23, 2002
  5. ^ a b CBS Sports: "Browns owner Lerner dies at 69" October 23, 2002
  6. ^ McGeehan, Patrick ( April 9, 2004). "MBNA Pressed on Independence of Board". The New York Times.