He sold the Sabres and its assets to multi-billionaire Terrence Pegula in February 2011.
Golisano made a bid for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers franchise in early 2012; Golisano has an associate's degree from Alfred State College.
Golisano, who had supported a number of Democratic Party candidates during the 2008 election, was dissatisfied with things like the Democrats' to solve the state's budget crisis by raising taxes on New York's wealthiest residents.
He orchestrated the defection of Democratic senators Pedro Espada Jr.
He donated $14 million in February 2001 to the Rochester Institute of Technology to fund the B.