Adam Milstein is an Israeli American investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose story of success make you believe the American Dream is very much alive and kicking today. Milstein was born and raised in Haifa, Israel, as the son of immigrants.
At the age of 19 Milstein took part in the Yom Kippur War after he joined the Israeli Defense Forces as part of his mandatory service. Milstein’s father was also 19 when he became a combat sailor during Israel’s independence war.
When Milstein was done serving his country in the military he decided to attend the Israeli Institute of Technology, Technion and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics in the late 1970’s. Like his father Milstein decided to pursue a career in the real estate industry. He even helped his father expand the family real estate construction and development business.
Milstein, following in his father’s footsteps again, decided to become an immigrant and move to the United States in 1981. The difference for Adam Milstein was that he already had a wife and kids. Though he knew uprooting his family to move thousands of miles away to a new country would be a tough road at first, he knew it would pay off in the long run. Soon after Milstein and his family arrived in the United States, he enrolled in the University of Southern California (USC), where he earned his Master of Business Administration degree. After graduating from USC, Milstein began his career in commercial real estate.
Once Milstein’s career was really up and going he began thinking about getting into philanthropy. He wants to be remembered for what he is doing to help people as much as he will be remembered for being a spectacular businessman. Milstein has contributed funds to several organizations that benefit Jewish people. He co-founded the Israeli American Council (IAC), which has quickly become one of the leading Jewish organizations in the United States.
Because of Milstein effort to help his people grow and thrive, the Jerusalem Post named Milstein as one of the 50 most influential Jewish figures.