Helen and Charles Schwab of the Charles Schwab Corporation have spent many years building their modern and contemporary art collection, which includes works by Jackson Pollock and Francis Bacon, among many others. They have also offered support to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where Helen has served as vice chair and Charles as chairman, and they have promised to donate several significant works to the museum, including Square Pouring and Black and White (number 6) by Pollock, Figure with Two Owls by Bacon, and David Smith’s Voltri XII.

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Helen and Charles Schwab

Woodside, California

Source of wealth:
U.S. investment firm

Collecting area:
Modern and contemporary art

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Fun fact:

Charles Schwab discovered at the age of 40 that he was dyslexic—at the same time that his son was diagnosed. This led the Schwabs to create the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, which aims to assist children affected by the learning disorder.