Dr. Jake Gottlieb – Medical Doctor and Financial Expert

Dr. Jacob Gottlieb, M.D., CFA, is one of the most educated and highly successful business professionals on the planet today. He was Born to parents who both immigrated from a foreign country and still achieved the American dream with the odds stacked against them. His father, Dr. Max Gottlieb, PhD, is a professor of economics at the City University of New York City (CUNY) and his mother Dr. Helena Gottlieb, M.D., is a pediatrician. Both of his parents’ professional careers would have a profound impact on his life as we will later see.

From a young age, Dr. Gottlieb showed an aptitude for financial planning. He still remembers when he won an unusual contest in junior high. The teacher had the entire class pick stocks with the goal of seeing who would end up with the most successful imaginary portfolio. Impressed with his son’s victory, his father rewarded him with his very own real-life stock trading account.

Upon graduating high school, Dr. Gottlieb first attended college at Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a BA in economics. Dr. Gottlieb would later attend college once again, at the New York City School of Medicine (NYU). With degrees in both economics and medicine under his belt, the influence Dr. Gottlieb received from his parents became extremely apparent. Although Dr. Gottlieb enjoyed both finances and practicing medicine, he ultimately decided that Wall Street was more attractive and dove head first into a career in the financial industry.

Dr Gottlieb’s career in the financial industry started at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. in the year 1998, where he was a buy-side analyst. After many years of success as a financial portfolio manager, Dr. Gottlieb founded Visium Asset Management. Visium focuses on managing over 2 billion dollars worth of assets for it’s clients and continues to grow larger every year.

Although Dr. Gottlieb has an incredible passion for building his business, he has not closed himself off to the problems that exist in the rest of the world. He regularly works with a variety of charities such as the Robin Hood charity in New York City.

The Robin Hood charity is New York City’s largest poverty fighting entity. Robin Hood provides smaller nonprofit organizations with financial, real estate, and management support. Each year Robin Hood performs research to decide which organizations have the most potential to make the biggest positive impact on the community and then helps them grow in every way possible.

Dr. Jacob Gottlieb continues to impact other lives in multiple ways. Whether by helping grow the wealth of his clients with his company Visium, or by donating to those in need through charities like Robin Hood. He is no doubt using his influence to make the world a much better place and will surely remain a big player in the financial industry for years to come.

Eric Lefkofsky’s Data-driven Innovations for Cancer Treatment

The 47-year-old serial entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky, is renowned for having established several successful startups. After his wife was diagnosed with cancer, Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus. The company focuses on a data-based approach to curing cancer. The innovation seeks to alleviate the confusion brought about by cancer diagnosis for both the patient and the people close to them.

Eric Lefkofsky stresses that the technology enables doctors to examine patients’ molecular composition intrusively and the possible cause of tumor. This is accomplished through machine learning and gene sequencing techniques. The data collected is then used to establish a personalized treatment plan with precise medication.

Tempus is funded directly by Mr. Lefkofsky whose net worth is $1.7billion. The founder of the company said that he is ready to spend millions on the facility infrastructure to keep it afloat. Unlike other competing firms in the niche that rely on donor funding, Tempus will have ready capital giving it an edge in the cancer treatment arena.

The startup is currently establishing a molecular clinic laboratory that feeds physicians directly with information about patients via an integrated operating system. Data is collected in a pool thus promoting active learning from previous patient conditions and treatments. Eric Lefkofsky has partnered with flagship healthcare organizations such as Mayo Clinic, Universities of Chicago, Michigan and Northwestern.

In his other career milestones, Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Lightbank, Groupon and uptake Technologies. Also, he takes part in humanitarian causes such as the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This private organization driven by Mr. Lefkofsky and his wife seeks to improve the lives of community members by promoting development initiatives.

He is also affiliated with Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as a trustee. Eric is a professor at the University of Chicago and the writer of the Accelerated Disruption book. He had his education at the University of Michigan and had his Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School.

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Hussain Sajwani, UAE Billionaire Behind DAMAC Properties

Hussain Sajwani is the chair and founder of DAMAC Properties which was established in 2002. The DAMAC owner graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the University of Washington. Hussain Sajwani began his career in the food service business and attracted clients such as the USA military and Bechtel, the construction giant. However, in 2002, Hussain shifted his focus from the food service industry towards the real estate sector.

 

Damac Properties

 

Damac Properties is a well-known real estate development company headquartered in Dubai. The company mainly focuses on projects ranging from commercial to residential properties within the Middle East region. Damac Properties has been incorporating the food service business in its daily operations which has strategically positioned the company to be the leading operator in both the real estate and hotel service industry. Damac Properties has completed 8890 units since it was established. Sajwani has also constructed Fendi-, Bugatti-, and Versace-branded residential properties and engages in promotional stunts by handing Lamborghinis to clients who buy the apartments. Hussain Sajwani aims at expanding his business operations towards Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.

 

Hussain Sajwani Teams Up with Donald Trump

 

Hussain Sajwani took advantage of the Dubai government decree that allowed foreigners to own property in the emirates. As a result, non-Emiratis became his main apartment clientele. Back then, Sajwani purchased land in an undeveloped part of town, and before he even started construction for the 38-story residential building, he sold many units in just less than six months. In 2013, Damac Properties teamed up with Donald Trump before he became President to develop two golf courses.

 

The Trump International Golf Course Dubai was set up in February 2017 at Akoya residentials, whereas, the Trump World Golf Course which was designed by Tiger Woods is slated towards the last quarter of 2018. This has been one of the best ventures in the Hussain Sajwani family.

 

Hussain Sajwani’s Philanthropies

 

Hussain Sajwani actively participates in some charitable foundations. For example, in 2013, he made donated two million dollars towards AED’s campaign to provide one million children with clothing around the world. Apart from that, Mr. Sajwani also encourages youth members to enroll and in various entrepreneurship programs.

 

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