Bill Ackman is an American investor and Hedge-fund manager. In addition, Paul Singer of Elliot Management Corporation was also an active hedge fund with more than $23 dollars in assets in 2013 under the management. Coming on to Bill is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management under the hedge fund management company.
Further, U.S. government officials, heads of other hedge funds, various retail investors, and the general public has praised and criticized his investing style. The veteran investor has also been involved in several philanthropist works and events. Let us scroll over to discover more of his information then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The American investor, Bill Ackman.
Bill Ackman: Bio, Family, Career
The investor was born on 11 May 1966 as William Albert Ackman in Chappaqua, New York, the United States of America. He was born as the son of parents: Ronnie I. and Lawrence David Ackman. His father served as the chairman of a New York real estate financing firm called Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group. He belongs to the ethnicity of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and holds the ethnicity of American.
Regarding his education, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard College in 1988. During that time, his thesis title was “Scaling the Ivy Wall: The Jewish and Asian American Experience in Harvard Admissions,”. In 1992, he collected his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Following his graduation, he founded the investment firm named Gotham Partners with David P. Berkowitz. After three years in 1995, he partnered with the insurance and real estate firm Leucadia National to bid for Rockefeller Center but did not win the deal. In 2004, he started his Pershing Square Capital Management with $54 million from his personal funds along with his former business partner Leucadia National.
Later, Pershing Square Capital Management launched a new closed-end fund called Pershing Square Holdings in December 2012. The investment trust rosed $3 billion in an October 2014 IPO on Amsterdam’s Euronext stock market and closed-end fund valued at $6.7 billion. Additionally, Ackman held a US$1 billion short against the nutrition company Herbalife from 2012 to 2018.
Bill Ackman: Personal Life & Wife
The 55-year-old investor has married twice and divorced once. He previously married a landscape architect, Karen Ann Herskovitz. They married on 10 July 1994 and separated on 22 December 2016. The duo had produced three children: Eloise Ackman, Lucy Ackman, and Liza Ackman from their marriage.
After divorce, he moved on and fell in love with American-Israeli designer and professor, Neri Oxman. The couple became engaged in 2018 and tied a knot in January 2019. Their wedding ceremony was held at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan attended by their close ones. In spring 2019, they welcomed their first child.
Caption: Bill Ackman and Neri Oxman
Source: The New York Times
Bill Ackman: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about his earning, the handsome investor makes a huge amount from his founded management company called Pershing Square Capital Management. Therefore, he has an estimated net worth of around $1.6 billion in 2020. Further, he owns a few properties including a $22 million apartment at the Upper East Side in New York and a $90 million apartment in New York.
Bill Ackman: Body Measurements
The businessman has a well-maintained body structure with unknown body measurements of chest or waist. His body weighs around 5 feet 9 inches or 1.80 meters and weighs around 75 kg. He has light brown eyes color with silver hair color.