Roberta & Harvey Chaplin

CATEGORY: Power Couples
COMPANY: Southern Wine & Spirits of America
INDUSTRY: Liquor & Wine Distribution

WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE: Harvey is a self-made millionaire who graced the Forbes billionaire list in the not-too-distant past. He already had started in his current industry by the time he graduated high school, working in the mailroom of spirit marketer and importer Schenley Industries. Today, he is the chairman and CEO of Southern Wine & Spirits, which is the country’s largest distributor of adult beverages. Both he and his wife are extremely active in the local philanthropic scene and are lifetime benefactors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida. In 2009, Mount Sinai announced that its new Comprehensive Stroke Center would be named for Harvey R. Chaplin, whose generous support helped purchase the necessary medical equipment.

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