Franklin Otis Jr Booth
- Category : 1923-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 3
American newspaper executive and businessman whose early investing in Berkshire Hathaway made him a billionaire. Booth was also a philanthropist and a great-grandson of Gen. Harrison Gray Otis, founder of the Los Angeles Times.
Booth's tenure as a Los Angeles Times executive overlapped with that of his second cousin and close friend, Otis Chandler, the publisher who held the reins of the paper from 1960 to 1980. The cousins shared a passion for the outdoors.
In 1972 Booth retired from the Times and operated several businesses before trying his hand at citrus farming and raising livestock.
He died on 15 June 2008 at age 84 in his home in Los Angeles from complications of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.