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Howard Peter Guber (born March 1, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American film producer and executive and Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment. Films he personally produced or executive produced include Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance. Guber's films have earned over $3 billion worldwide and 50 Academy Award nominations. Guber is also a minority owner of two professional sports teams: the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Peter Guber's parents Sam Guber and Ruth Anshen, of Jewish descent, married in 1929. Peter's father owned a junk business in Somerville, Massachusetts. As a child, Guber was noted for his intelligence, outgoing nature, high energy, aggressiveness, and extreme competitiveness. He attended John Ward Elementary School and Newton North High School. Following high school graduation, Guber enrolled in the pre-law curriculum at Syracuse University. He played intramural football and pledged the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.