As confident as he is calm, as intuitive as he is inspirational, Kahn is the perfect choice to head this team. Besides, he's exceptionally rich, and pays exceptionally well. The American Maecenas spent more money, time, taste, and heart on the arts in America than any other philanthropist. Among other things, he actually owned the Metropolitan Opera from roughly 1908 to 1930, hiring Gatti-Casazza and supporting him with his checkbook while the Italian impresario built the Met into a great company. Kahn bought two tickets to every concert, play, or opera he attended: one for himself, one for his hat and umbrella.