Norman Braman was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania where he was a waterboy in his teenage years at the Philadelphia Eagles training camp. As fate would have it, he later became sole owner of the Eagles in 1986. The team won at least 10 games per year for five straight years through 1993. He sold the team at the peak of its game to Jeffrey Lurie in 1994.
As a graduate of Temple University with a degree in business administration, he began his career in the marketing and sales department for Seagram's Distributors. Later he founded Keystone Stores, a chain of self-service department stores in central Pennsylvania. In 1964, he organized Philadelphia Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics, a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and was President and Chief Executive Officer.
In 1972 he bought a Cadillac dealership in Tampa, Florida - the beginning of his current automotive empire. Three years later he bought another in Miami and today he is the Chairman of Braman Management, an umbrella company for his automotive businesses encompassing 23 franchise locations in Florida and Colorado, including Braman Motorcars located in West Palm Beach and Jupiter. Braman Motorcars sells the luxury brands of Bentley, BMW, MINI, Porsche and Rolls-Royce.
Mr. Braman is well known for his community activism and philanthropy throughout South Florida.