J. Mack Robinson (Courtesy of the Georgia Encyclopedia).

Atlanta entrepreneur and legendary businessman J. Mack Robinson died Friday at the age of 90, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Robinson made his name and fortune in insurance, banking, media and fashion, famously bankrolling the design firm of Yves St. Laurent. He also donated millions to local institutions and charities, shying away from the limelight or press. The business school at Georgia State University his named in his honor.

For more about Robinson, read the AJC article at this link.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.