Neil Hirsch

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Neil Hirsch is an American businessman. He is the founder of Telerate, and the current owner of Loanet and the BlackWatch Polo Team.[1]


Neil Hirsch was born in 1948,[1] at the age of 21, he dropped out of college and founded Telerate, a global communications network, where he served as President and Chief Executive.[1][2][3] By 1990, he sold to Dow Jones & Company for more than $1.5 billion.[1] He later founded Loanet, a securities-tracking firm, and he serves as its Chairman.[4]

In 1995, he co-founded the Bridgehampton Polo Club with his childhood friend Peter M. Brant.[citation needed][5][6] He served as its President for many years;[7] in 2011, he sold his share to Peter Brant.[3] He owns the BlackWatch Polo Team.[1][3][8]

Divorced from comedian Caroline Hirsch, he lives in Wellington, Florida.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Leitzes, Adam & Joshua Solan "A Pioneer's Perspective", Forbes Magazine, December 28, 2000.
  2. ^ Reuters, "The Media: Dow Jones Makes an Offer for Remainder of Telerate", The Los Angeles Times, September 22, 1989.
  3. ^ a b c 'Hamptons polo gets swankier', in The New York Post, June 16, 2011 [1]
  4. ^ a b Stern, Jared Paul Stern "Hamptons Heat Wave: The Mile-High Club", New York Magazine; accessed September 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Bensimon, Kelly Killoren, "My Polo – Mercedez Benz Bridgehampton Polo", kellykillorenbensimon.com, August 17, 2010.
  6. ^ 'They've Got Game', in New York Magazine
  7. ^ Choire Sicha, "The Polo Crashersin", The New York Observer, July 25, 2005.
  8. ^ Tim Padgett, "The Dead Polo Ponies and Their Millionaire Owner", Time magazine, April 23, 2009.

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