Barnes & Noble Battle Royale: Burkle vs. Riggio
By Michael Corkery
It is a face off between two-self made men, vying for a book business with a shaky future. Ron Burkle and Leonard Riggio are fighting for control of Barnes & Noble.
Who is the better deal maker?
Burkle certainly has a more extensive, colorful investing history, owning stakes in everything from the Pittsburgh Penguins to whole Foods Markets. Riggio is no slouch. He founded Barnes & Noble when he was an undergrad at new York University the 1960s and built it into a book selling powerhouse. He
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