Adam Milstein is currently considered to be one of the most respected and visible philanthropists in the international platform. The businessman is currently based in Los Angeles, and he has done a lot for the Israeli community. With the help of Gila, his wife, Adam Milstein has accomplished so much in his career. The couple has a family foundation that donates more than one million dollars annually to charity organizations in the world.
Adam Milstein is currently sixty-three years old, and most of his businesses are based in the United States.The real estate expert, however, was born and raised in Haifa, Israel. Before he could relocate to the US, the businessman had the opportunity to work in the Israeli army when the Yom Kippur War was taking place.
When Adam Milstein moved to the US in the year 1981, he did not know that a great career waited for him. The businessman went to study business at USC, and this laid a foundation for his great success. After his graduation, the businessman chose to venture into real estate department. Most of the people who were willing to offer him employment were giving him very little compensation, and this forced him to start a company called Hager Pacific Properties. Up to date, Milstein work in this firm as the managing partner.
Ten years ago, Milstein partnered with several other wealthy people so that he could start a company known as Israeli-American Council. Just recently, the influential investor was named as the national chairperson of the institution because of his accomplishments over the years. After acquiring a lot of wealth in the United States, Milstein was introduced into philanthropy. The businessman has assisted millions of people in the world, especially those with Israeli origins.
In a recent interview, the successful real estate expert says that his greatest passion is to help people with Israeli origins to connect with their home and know their roots. Milstein and his wife have been donating millions of dollars to several causes in their home nation. This simple gesture has made Adam Milstein one of the most influential Israeli in the world. The businessman has received numerous awards due to his great success.
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Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel in 1952. He is a philanthropist, a real estate investor and one of the managing partners of the Southern California-based company Hager Pacific Properties. He manages the business’ accounting, disposition and financing. The company purchases, rehabilitates, and repositions industrial, office, retail and multi-family properties.
Perhaps it all truly began when Milstein completed his mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. It was then that he attended the Technion while also working in his father’s real estate business. In 1978 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.He and his family moved to the U.S. in 1981. Two years later, he had completed his master’s in business administration at the University of Southern California. He took a position as real estate agent.
Milstein and his wife Gila founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF) in 2000. It’s an organization that sponsors the education of both young professionals and students to educate them about their Jewish roots. He also co-founded and currently chairs the Israeli-American Council. The council is one of the largest Jewish organizations in the U.S.
Adam Milstein has other duties as well. He is on the boards of Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships, Israel on Campus Coalition, Jewish Funders Network, Stand By Me, StandWithUs and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) National Council. He and his wife Gila co-founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which supplies free books in Hebrew every month to over 70 Israeli-Jewish-American families in the U.S.
Last June, he teamed up with Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson to put together the inaugural Campus Maccabees summit. The summit included over 50 organizations to rally the strength of the numerous pro-Israel community. Their goal was to abolish hate groups that spread lies and anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses.
Adam Milstein publicly speaks out about several issues. He is especially opposed to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) Movement. He has even written a number of editorials concerning the movement’s threat to Israel and Western nations.
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