Barry K. Schwartz
|Born||May 25, 1942|
|Known for||Cofounder & Chairman, Calvin Klein Inc.|
|Board member of||New York Racing Association|
|Awards||Alfred G. Vanderbilt Award (2001)|
Barry K. Schwartz (born May 25, 1942) is an American businessman, thoroughbred racehorse owner, and a former horse racing industry executive. Schwartz's father, a grocer, was murdered when Barry was twenty-one years old. Schwartz grew up in a one-bedroom apartment in The Bronx. In 1968 he borrowed $10,000 to partner with childhood friend and fashion designer Calvin Klein to establish the clothing manufacturer, Calvin Klein Inc. He became the business' CEO. The two built the business into a multibillion-dollar operation and one of the most successful and recognizable brands in the industry.
A member of The Jockey Club, Barry Schwartz has been an active owner in Thoroughbred horse racing since 1978 and has raced a number of horses. In 2001, the New York Turf Writers' Association voted him that year's Alfred G. Vanderbilt Award as The Person Who Did the Most For Racing. He served as Chairman of the New York Racing Association from 2000 to 2004. Since 1979 he has owned Stonewall Farm, a 750-acre (3.0 km2) horse farm in Granite Springs, a hamlet in the Town of Somers, New York.. One source says it is “roughly 740 acres” and is one of the largest privately owned properties in Westchester,  second in size in to the Rockefellers. The estate was put on the market in March 2020 with an asking price of $100 million. In 1979, for $3.25 million, they “bought the largest swath of Stonewall, a 673-acre parcel.”
- Barry K. Schwartz biography at the NTRA
- CALVIN'S INVISIBLE MAN : SCHWARTZ RUNS THE COMPANY WHILE KLEIN MAKES THE NEWS
- Clarke, Katherine (March 12, 2020). "Calvin Klein Co-Founder's Westchester Equestrian Estate Asks $100 Million". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
- Wadler, Joyce (April 21, 1999). "PUBLIC LIVES; Calvin Klein's Partner Defines a Long Shot". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
- Rus, Mayer (December 7, 2019). "Barry and Sheryl Schwartz's Great Escape in Santa Barbara". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 22 April 2021.