Bill Ackman, born William AlbertAckman, Founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, LP.
Born on the 11th May 1966 into a Jewish family, Bill grew up in New York. He graduated from Harvard in 1993 with an MBA. He married Karen Ann Herskovitz on July 10, 1994. They have 3 daughters together. – Business Insider
Bill Ackman’s Career
In 1988 Bill Ackman graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts degree Manga cum Laude. Ackman worked for his father at Ackman Brothers & Singer Inc., a real estate business, where he was responsible for arranging and structuring equity and debt financing for real estate investors and developers. –New York Times-(Business Insider)
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He then received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1993 and he and his fellow classmate David Berkowitz set up Gotham Partners which closed about 10 years later after a bad investment in a golf course. – Business Insider
In 2004, he started long/short value hedge fund Pershing Square with $54 million assets under management. He managed to turn that return into over $19 billion to date. Pershing Square
Currently Ackman is CEO at Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P and is worth $2,5 Billion. – Forbes
Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor.
It provides its services to private investment funds.
The firm launches and manages hedge funds for its clients.
It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe.
The firm employs long/short strategy to make its investments in value stocks.
It employs fundamental analysis to create its portfolio.
The firm obtains external research to complement its in-house research to make its investments.
Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P was founded in 2004 and is based in New York City
Behind the Business man
Bill Ackman is a big philanthropist.
He and his wife also joined Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in the Giving Pledge committing at least half of their money to charity.
Source: Giving Pledge-Business Insider
He’s also really athletic.
He rowed crew in college. He’s played tennis with Andre Agassi
He’s incredibly health conscious.
Apparently Ackman likes to each spinach and egg white omelets with no cheese. Business Insider
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