Jacob Gottlieb is an accomplished businessman and a philanthropist born in Brooklyn, New York. He was taken to Polish immigrants Max and Helena. His father Max, an established professor of economics and his mother, Helena, a medical practitioner.
Jay borrowed from both his parents and developed an interest in health and business. Jacob has a fascinating educational background from prestigious institutions. He did his schooling to university level pursuing business and health.
He attained his bachelor’s in Arts, economics from the Brown University. He also obtained a Doctors in Medicine from the renowned New York University, school of medicine. He completed his internship at St. Vincent medical facility.
Jacob’s interest in business overshadowed his career in the industry. He, in fact, developed an early interest in finance at 7th grade. He achieved a stock selection award at that time. His father recognized his investment talent early enough and created an investment trading account for him.
Jacob Gottlieb started his career in business working with Stanford C. Bernstein & company. He served as a buy-side analyst responsible for global healthcare. He later moved to Merlin Biomed Group and worked as a manager.
He served at the firm for a short period before leaving for Balyasny Asset Management. Jacob gained immense experience and skills while working at BAM. His expertise in business made him leave the firm and launch Visium in the year 2005.
He was the cornerstone of Visium’s development. He steered the company from a small firm to an $8 billion hedge fund with more than 175 employees. Jacob is part of Covenant House, a global organization that has been in existence since the 1970s.
The organization is aimed at protecting children and safeguarding their rights. It mainly focuses on street and trafficked children. It offers them essential support including food, shelter, and medical attention. It also provides them with education and job opportunities.
Jacob is also a member of Math for America, which was launched in the year 2004. It was established by Jim Simons, a philanthropist, in an aim to steer the recruitment of high-quality STEM teachers.
Gottlieb channels most of his time and financial support to the group, his goal is to produce students with enough skills in science and technology. Jacob Gottlieb is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Visium.
He is also a great philanthropist who donates mainly to health, education, and organizations aimed at fighting poverty.