Jacob Gottlieb, a successful entrepreneur and the founder of several investment firms including Visium Asset Management and Altium Capital, is a graduate of Brown University with a BA in Economics and MD degree from New York University School of Medicine. Gottlieb interest lied on investment, and after his medical internship, he began working for financial industries. In 2001, Investment Management and Research Association awarded Gottlieb with Financial Analyst Charter. Before this, he was appointed by Professional Risk Managers` International Association as a Professional Risk Manager.
Visium Asset Management was founded in 2005, with offices in New York, London, and San Francisco and has over 200 employees. The firm proliferated leading with $8 billion hedge fund as by 2016 although the company was faced with trading scandals, dismissing all its workers. Gottlieb was declared free from wrongdoing associated to the scandal and remained as the only key executive. Before founding Visium Asset Management, Gottlieb invested with Balyasny Asset Management where he became top earner through his large portfolio gain. He also worked at Sanford C. Bernstein as a buy-side analyst covering global health care.
Recently Jacob Gottlieb launched Altium Capital with the aim of broadening healthcare investment. Altium firm is located in New York City and has started with a focus of seizing opportunities available to help companies grow, mostly in the healthcare sector. Altium has ventured its investment in some of leading companies which include, Amarin Corporation, Oramed Pharmaceuticals, and Oragenics.
The Oramed company through its expertise employees developed an oral treatment for diabetic an alternative for injectable drugs diabetic patients have been receiving. Altium first Investment Stake at Oramed was 5.61%. Amarin is a fast growing innovative company with its offices in Bedminster, New Jersey. They specialize in cardiovascular health developing improved drugs. Finally, Oragenics, which was founded in 1996 aims at giving the best treatments against infectious diseases through the production of effective antibiotics.
Wes Edens has been a top executive in the financial industry for over two decades, having began his long and successful career after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Administration from Oregon State University in 1984 and acquiring the position of Managing Director at Lehman Brothers in 1987, and working there for 6 years. He moved on from there to work as a Managing Partner at the BlackRock Financial Management firm. Then, in 1998, he and two other partners founded the New York based private equity and hedge fund company Fortress Investment Group, which later became the nation’s first large firm of its kind to be traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange. Read more about Wes Edens at Wikipedia
Being a big sports enthusiast, Wes Edens, along with partners Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan, purchased a professional basketball team, the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014 for $550 million, and he promised the fans that he would keep the team in Wisconsin. He also bought a soccer team called Aston Villa, along with Egyptian businessman and billionaire Nassef Sawiris, who helped him set aside funds for the acquisition of the team and devise a plan to move the players forward so that they could become as successful as they once were. In addition to owning pro sports teams, Wes Edens is also the owner of the Brightline Train, a high-speed method of transportation for people living in South Florida. The passenger train reaches a speed of 80 mph, and on its first run, which took place in May of 2018, it completed a trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale in just 30 minutes.
Wes Edens also has an interest in videogaming, and he owns an e-sports team called Fly Quest, which is a part of the League of Legends game. The Fly Quest team was created in January of 2017. The entrepreneur, private investor and sports team owner is a self-made billionaire, with a reported net worth of over $2 billion. His hobbies include mountain climbing and horse jumping. He currently resides in the state of New York, and is a married father of 4 kids.
Adam Milstein is one of the vocal Jewish activists in the United States. He is working on pro-Israeli initiatives as well as non-profits causes meant to support the Jewish community. Milstein is the co-founder of a prominent Jewish organization located in the United States known as the Israeli-American Council (IAC). He serves as the chairman of the board of this organization which was formed in 2007 and has headquarters in Los Angeles. It is under the leadership of Adam Milstein that this organization has spread out to many parts of the United States. Currently, they have 12 regional offices in different states.
Adam Milstein also worked with his wife Gila, to set up a family foundation known as Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. This organization serves people who live in the United States and who have Jewish roots to learn more about their culture and help them identify strongly with the State of Israel. Milstein has a special affinity to the young generation who holds the future of Israel. Gila Milstein has on his part established an organization known as Stand By Me, an organization meant to assist Israeli American cancer patients.
One of the challenges that face non-profits causes is lack of adequate funds. However, Adam Milstein is a hardworking entrepreneur in the real estate industry. He is the managing partner of a company known as Hager Pacific Properties. Every year, Milstein spends over $1 million on philanthropic causes. Adam Milstein does not believe in just giving out money to causes that he is not involved in. He rolls up his sleeves and engages in active operations of the causes he supports. He is results-oriented and wants to see the funds he donates achieving the intended goals.
Adam Milstein recognizes that it is not easy to get donor funds for non-profit causes. To help ease this problem, he has created Donor Forum, a forum where organizations can post 15-minutes presentations to potential sponsors. This process makes it easy for non-profit organizations to get funds easily while at the same time allowing philanthropist to get involved in the operations of the groups they fund.