Joseph Segel Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jan 31, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jun 06, 2022
Joseph Segel is an American entrepreneur.
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About Joseph Segel

Joseph Segel, a well-known entrepreneur, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States, on January 9, 1931. 

The Philadelphia pioneer died in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, the United States, on December 21, 2019. He was known for founding more than 20 American companies that operate worldwide. 

QVC Shopping Network is the most notable company in an American television network and the second one is the producer of mail-order collectibles, Franklin Mint. In 1993, the Philadelphia personality was honored with the Hall of Fame from the Direct Marketing Association.

Joseph Segel's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Joseph Segel’s net worth?

The net worth of the founder of QVC Shopping Network stands at $20 million. 

How much did Joseph Segel earn per year?

The annual earnings of Joseph Segel are unknown. 

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Joseph Segel?

The height of the QVC founder is unknown. 

How old was Joseph Segel?

At the time of Joseph's death, the age of the Franklin Mint founder was 88 years. 

Childhood And Education

The founder of Franklin Mint Company was born to a Jewish family and started his printing business at the age of 13. In Philadelphia, he was admitted to the Wharton School of University and received a bachelor's degree in economics, in 1951. 

While operating the Advertising Specialty Institute, the QVC Shopping Network chief executive introduced marketing classes as a graduate. It was his first significant business, and then he introduced the Advertising Specialty Register.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Joseph Segel’s partner?

Joseph Segel married Doris Greenstein in 1964. She was his second wife. But there are no details about his first wife.

He has a son, Marvin, from his first wife and another, Alan, from his second wife. He also has a stepdaughter from Doris, named Sandy Stern. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The major companies founded by Joseph were Eastern Advertising Co., Inc in 1947, Colorcrafters, Inc. in 1953, and Eastern Advertising Co., Inc. in 1947.

After that, he went on to launch Magicard Co., Inc. in 1950, Selective Gift Institute, Inc. in 1953, National Commemorative Society, Inc. in 1964, Jordan-Edwards Co., Inc. in 1962, and Britannia Commemorative Society, Inc., in 1965.

Joseph is best known for his most notable contributions to Gem Publishing Co., Inc., The Franklin Mint, National Business Services, Inc., QVC Network, Inc., and Software Digest, Inc.

The other companies founded by QVC founder are SmokeStoppers, Inc. in 1997, in 2008, International Skincare Research, Inc. in 1997, Presidential Airways, Inc. in 1975, National Software Testing Laboratories, Inc. in 1983, and Research Corporation, in 1977. 

What awards did Joseph Segel win?

From The Franklin Institute, the QVC Shopping Network star received an award, in 1977. From Drexel University, the television personality was honored with a doctorate, and from the Electronic Retailing Association, he got a Lifetime Achievement Award. A popular business school in 2005 published his name in the Greatest Business Leaders of the 20th Century.

Other Interesting Joseph Segel Facts And Trivia

  • The founder of the QVC company died from congestive heart failure. 
  • After Diller's hire, Joseph retired from QVC in 1993 but was involved with the company as an advisory. 

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Joseph Segel Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Joseph Segel

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


An American Entrepreneur


The Wharton School of University

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Doris Greenstein
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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