Bill Ackman
Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman is a famous investor, hedge fund manager, as well as a philanthropist. He is the founder and the CEO of a hedge fund management company called Pershing Square Capital Management. Bill is considered by many people as a contrarian investor, but he has usually said he considers himself as an activist investor.

Quick Biography

Bill Ackman was born and raised in Chappaqua, New York, the United States of America. His family is Jewish, and father Lawrence David Ackman is the chairman of Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, which is a real estate financing firm based in New York. His mother’s name is Ronnie Posner. His investing style has been criticized and praised by government officials, retail investors, and the general public. He is unmoved by all the critics.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: William Albert Ackman
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: 11 May 1966
Birth Place: Chappaqua, New York City, U.S.
Nationality: American
Religion: Christian
Parents: Ronnie and Lawrence David Ackman
Spouse: Neri Oxman (m. 2019), Karen Ann Herskovitz (m. 1994–2017)
Children: 3 Children
Height: 1.91 m
Weight: 84 kg
Profession: Investor, hedge fund manager, philanthropist
Net Worth in 2020: $2 billion

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Bill Ackman is 54 years old, having been born on 11 March 1966. The famous investor is 1.91 m tall and has a weight of 84 kg. Just like the majority of celebrities, his other body measurements are not known.

Education, School/College University

Bill is a Bachelor of Arts degree holder in history from Harvard College. He is also an MBA holder from the Harvard Business School, which he received in 1992.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Bill’s parents are Lawrence David Ackman and Ronnie Ackman. He comes from white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. He has a sister by the name of Jeanne Ackman, and he is a Christian. Bill is a strong democrat. He is known to be a donor to democratic organizations and candidates for a long time.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Bill got married to a landscape architect, Karen Ann Herskovitz, on 10 July 1994, and the couple has three children. The couple then separated and later divorced in December 2016. Bill got engaged to Neri Oxman in 2018. They announced they had gotten married in January 2019. The couple is expecting their first child.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 19 January 2019
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Bill Ackman Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Neri Oxman (m. 2019)
Kids: 3 Children

Professional Life and Career

Bill’s career started after he graduated from university. He teamed up with a former classmate shortly after graduating, and the together founded a company called Gotham Partners. This was a small investment firm whose aim was a valid portfolio of public companies. The firm became very successful, but it closed down in 2oo2, following a poor golf course investment and public challenge from outside investors.

Bill founded Pershing Square Capital Management from his personal funds in 2004. The company skyrocketed and became very successful. It became an effective negotiator and an influence on major companies. The company’s funds held large positions in many stocks.

As time went by, Bill bought the shares of Wendy’s I international, which was a fast-food chain. In 2007, he as well bought a 10% stake in the company called Target Corporation. After three years, his funds held 38% of the company.

Bill is the largest JCP shareholder and has a large investment in Air Products. He held a reputed position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc, and Air Products and Chemicals. Since 2012, Bill held a $1 billion short against a nutritional company, Herbalife. Bill claimed that the company has a pyramid scheme as a multi-level marketing company. All his efforts to justify his claims were documented in a documentary film called Betting Zero.

As a philanthropist, Bill has given to different charitable organizations over the years. He donated $6.8 million towards the Centre for Jewish History. Other organizations that have benefited from his foundation are; Innocent Project, in New York, Centurion Ministries, and others. Together with his wife Karen, they founded Pershing Square Foundation, which was aimed to support and give back to the community.

Awards & Nominations

For his dedication to philanthropic work, Bill listed as the most generous donor in the Philanthropy 50 List in 2011. In July 2014, during a gala fundraiser at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Bill was honored by the Challenged Athletes Foundation. In 2016, he was ranked position 256 on the Forbes 400 list.

Bill Ackman Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Bill Ackman Net Worth
Bill Ackman Net Worth

As of September 2020, Bill Ackman is a self-made billionaire whose net worth is $2 billion. He made all his wealth as an investor. He co-founded a company after graduating from college, and he ran it to great success for ten years. He founded another one that he runs to date. His net value will continue to increase because he is still investing in various international companies.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Bill has been criticized by different people for his investment style. He has given a deaf ear to their criticisms, and he continues to thrive.  He also had a long tussle with Herbalife Company. He claimed the company was a pyramid scheme and has been in a court battle with them until 2018.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 20k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 30k followers. Bill does not have an Instagram and YouTube account.

Bill is a known billionaire from America. He has made his millions from his investing company that he founded in 2004. Since then, he has invested in several international companies in the United States. He has earned not only fame but also prosperity. He has reached heights many people only dream of.

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