Eric Lefkofsky, an American Billionaire, is a world-renowned entrepreneur and Author. Born in September 1969, he was brought up in Southfield, Michigan by his parents; – his father was a structural engineer while his mother was a teacher. Eric Paul Lefkofsky is married to Elizabeth, and they have been blessed with three children.
In 2015, Eric partnered with Brad Keywell and founded tempus, a biotechnology corporation with its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Its goal is to collect and analyze large volumes of clinical molecular data on patients particularly cancer patients.
So far it has managed to successfully forge partnerships with different hospitals that are focused on fighting cancer such as the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, and the Penn’s Abramson Cancer Centre.
The company studies a patient’s tumor through genome sequencing by use of their high standard machines. It then comes up with a treatment plan that is tailored for that specific tumor before uploading it to its database, thus creating a little clinical library of patient information that is easily accessible by the doctor whenever needed.
This enables the physician to know how to approach the patient’s condition and find appropriate treatment.
In March of this year, the company received about eighty million dollars of funding from both new investors, Kinship Trust Company and pre-existing investors, Revolution Growth. This brought the total amount of money raised by the company to about two hundred and ten million dollars.
Creation of Tempus was triggered due to frustration with the current health care system which Eric felt let essential data and first-hand experiences with a condition go to waste. Currently, Tempus is also trying to garner data on other diseases other than cancer, in a move towards ushering in a new era of precision medicine and helping patients battle disease.
Jose Auriemo Neto, known to his family as Zeco was born into a prestigious family with a successful business. Unlike many children, Zeco began getting groomed to take over his father’s company while still a teenager. He began going to work with his father and doing small jobs from as early as he thirteen years old. Working became part of his culture. At the age of 17, he enrolled in the University and took on a course that was far from what his father had in mind for him. Auriemo took a course in Engineering from the Sao Paolo University. Upon graduating, he still remained working at JHSF, his father’s real estate development agency which was passed down from his grandfather. Eventually, he became passionate about the company and decided to make his work there permanently.
By the age of 30, Auriemo had already become the president of JHSF. Auriemo’ being a more open-minded businessman than his father, decided to take the company into a completely different turn. Zeco decided that it was time for the company to partake in projects beyond the development of shopping malls which had become the culture of the company. Zeco Auriemo decided to venture into the development of luxurious properties. As his first project, he bought a huge chunk of land on which he developed residential suites, apartments, offices and a shopping mall with over 150 stores as well. The success of this project prompted him to accept collaborations with brands like Valentino and Pucci that expanded his work beyond Brazil.
Currently, under Jose Zeco’s leadership, JHSF has completed more than 800 projects all around the world with the most recent one being in New York. Zeco has just acquired a century-old building in the 5th avenue which he plans to transform into a luxurious mansion.
The midterm elections for 2018 are coming up soon and End Citizens United is hard at work pushing for campaign finance reform. With a growing list of candidates they are in support of, the group shares a common goal of getting dark money out of politics as much as possible. One of the ways End Citizens United is hoping to do this is by eventually overturning a decision made by the Supreme Court in 2010 concern Citizens United.
Citizens United aired what amounted to a 90-minute commercial attacking them at the time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. While the Super PAC claimed that it was simply a movie about Hillary Clinton, many people called it out for what it really was; a political campaign ad. When Citizens United was approached asking who financed the film, they insisted that it was nothing more than a movie and therefore the funding sources didn’t need to be revealed. Watch this video on Youtube.
At first, the judicial system disagreed with them and insisted that they release the list of donors that gave them the funds to make the “documentary”. They continued to refuse and appeal the decision all the way through the Supreme Court. Eventually, the Supreme Court sided with Citizens United and marked one of the most controversial decisions of the Supreme Court in several years. End Citizens United was formed just a few years later in 2015 to fight this decision and give the American people a voice.
For many years, big money has had a bigger influence on politics than the rights and well being of the citizens of the United States. End Citizens United knows that the process will take time, but by working with politicians and candidates that share their values they hope to make a change. Campaign financing cannot be as unrestricted as it is or the corporate interests will continue to have more power than the people.
Many people have said for years that politicians represent their donors before the people and this is being made clear. For things to change, action has to be taken. End Citizens United is showing the people that they have a voice.
The world has dramatically changed its tune to the latest technology, and it’s adapting the Internet of Things (IoT) said Paul Mampilly. Paul has enjoyed a triumphant career for decades working in the Wall Streets. He retired young at only 42 years and embraced the power of helping other succeeded by teaching them on various winning investments in the market. His life in the Wall Street gave him enough finances, skills, and knowledge to step out and become an independent investor and advisor. His vast proven expertise has made Paul a trusted source of different concrete advice on profitable investments in the market. Most of the information he gives his followers leads to elaborating the market Megatrends and their winning positions. And Paul shares his finding through writings and also television appearances.
In his recent twitter article, Paul Mampilly advised his followers to follow carefully on companies that deal with the internet of Things. However, he gives his followers a warning that to invest in the future may prove to be riskier and also profitable. Paul has encouraged investors to look at various companies that believe in IoT since they have the ability and also the strength to run profitably. The companies will also dominate the market for a more extended period or even decades. According to Paul Mampilly, the Internet of Things is about to expand greatly, and it will create a more significant force of reckoning than the 1990s technology explosion.
The technology explosion saw most of the American homes adapt internet by installing it in their personal computers. Similarly, the megatrend known as the Internet of Things will have a significant impact on most of the home devices getting interconnected and sharing information. Ultimately the IoT will provide the users with a stronger and efficient system making it easy to manage a person daily life with just a click. Paul Mampilly went to Fordham University in 1991 and graduated in finance. He later joined the Wall Street finance world created a stronger and robust career. He has worked at Bankers Trust and other legal and also assets management firms gaining knowledge mostly on investing and research. Today, Paul main agenda in life is helping an ordinary trader achieve his success investing in various stocks and trend markets.
Sightsavers, an organization based in the UK and also in Pelham, Alabama, works to support prevention of blindness and the healing of it, worldwide, especially in third world countries. Dr. Caroline Harper, Sightsavers CEO, recently attended a UK Summit with 800 other delegates. The goals set at the Summit aimed for: education and equal opportunities in the job market, technology, economic empowerment, dignity and respect for all persons with disabilities.
Sightsavers and an organization called Put Us in the Picture asked the British government for help with the visually impaired in poor countries like Yemen. The UK government made a very large contribution to this effort. Sightsavers used this money to send a team of 4,000 volunteers into Yemen to treat the Yemen people with a total of 440,000 doses of Zithromax, an antibiotic used to treat an eye disease called Trachoma. Trachoma is found largely in areas of poor sanitation, unclean water, and large amounts of insects which then infect the people. It is caused by a bacteria and can cause blindness. To address this disease, in 2017, Sightsavers worked with the British government, the World Bank, and private sector donors like Bill and Melinda Gates, to provide one billion doses of Zithromax, worldwide.
Sightsavers, in conjunction with the UN and other charitable partners, strives to accomplish the following goals: making health care more readily accessible; reducing discrimination regarding a person’s disability or gender; provide education for children, and fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases. Trachoma is one such disease and is much easier to treat early on. For this reason, Sightsavers emphasizes that 75% of blindness is preventable and can be cured.
Recently, Sightsavers, in collaboration with a company called VFO, distributed a machine VFO made to help children see better. This device, an Onyx electronic video magnifier, can increase a child’s vision from 10% to 100%. It helps legally blind kids to see their homework and,thus, understand it. The Onyx device costs $26,000 and is not covered by insurance, so Sightsavers and their charitable affiliates have donated these devices to families in need. It continues to donate dozens of them per year. In a world in which it is predicted that 41 million people will lose their sight by 2050, Sightsavers truly works to shed some light.
Dubai is surrounded by a beautiful desert landscape and some of the most impressive buildings developed by DAMAC. Developer and founder Hussain Sajwani is in charge of one of the leading real estate development companies in all of the middle east. His company has completed properties throughout Dubai and overseas. DAMAC Properties has formed major partnerships with many big brands. Particularly, the Trump Organization. Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump have a close relationship as they are both real estate tycoons.
DAMAC completed the luxury golf course Trump International Golf Club. The golf course lined with beautiful luxury villas rake in over two billion dollars annually. Hussain Sajwani has close relationships with many of the Trumps. Donald Trump’s children and wife are heavily involved in his business dealings and this have formed relationships with Hussain Sajwani.
Hussain Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties in 2002. Today, he is the chairman of the luxury real estate company. Before getting into real estate, the businessman began in food service. Then his food service business grew to catering to the military. After food service, he turned to construction. Working in construction led him to building the foundation of DAMAC Properties. When Dubai ruled that foreigners could own property in Dubai, he began selling apartment units. In an interview with CNBC, Hussain said that he then moved onto major partnerships that included developing grand residences and golf courses. He is a business and marketing genius. Many of his marketing tactics including giving away lavish gifts like Lamborghinis to his buyers. He has also landed multiple retail development deals with Versace and Bugatti.
He has built his real estate fortune off of creating company that prides itself on excellence. The company is committed to developing the best luxury residential and commercial spaces in the Middle East. They build for a variety of clients. DAMAC builds homes for young couples, large families or investors looking for investment properties. This has caused the company to create a respectable reputation amongst many people. His company has planned to lead the future of Dubai with sky scraping residences, beautiful golf course and many commercial centers developed for luxury retail shops.
Jose Auriemo Neto is the Chairman and CEO of JHSF real estate company in Brazil. JHSF is the largest real estate company in Brazil and has constructed some of the biggest facilities in the country. For instance, there is the Vitra Building which is considered one of the top three well designed and innovative architectural ideas in the globe. The company has invested heavily in modern architecture in its projects to outshine other players in the industry. Jose Auriemo Neto has enabled all the innovations that the company is currently recording.
Jose Auriemo Neto has not only seen the company develop into a top real estate player in Brazil, but also in other places such as Miami and Uruguay. The company is expanding its territory so that it can reach as many places around the globe as possible. The growth that this company has seen since the turn of the millennium can be compared to a few other companies. Auriemo Neto has been working for this company since 1993 when he completed his university education. He joined his father, who was the previous owner, in managing the company. JHSF has created many partners in its bid to push its business further.
JHSF is concentrating on projects that are targeted at the high-end income earners. For the period that this company has been in the industry, the success that it has achieved can only be wished for by other players in the country. Some of the major real estate projects in main cities in Brazil have been constructed by this company under the leadership of Jose Auriemo Neto.
JHSF is involved in development of hotels, shopping malls, airports, and residential buildings. They have also embraced innovations as part of their work. The company is now investing in projects with recurring revenue. Sustainability is now a key aspect of the business they do and the only way they are assured that they will be in business for a long time.
Oil is one of the commodities that are mostly used all over the world. Being one of the most demanded commodity all over the world oil prices have never been stable because they keep rising and dropping depending on supply. A country that has enough oil to supply to other countries has been able to develop at an alarming given the constant demand for oil. Although the demand for oil has always been high regardless of the hiked prices, they are several consequences of increasing oil price. When the price of oil goes high, both the investors and companies normally feel the impact equally.
Although most people believe that increasing the price of oil brings various benefits to a country, economic analysts do not share the same thoughts. While many people that lowering price of oil will bring the cost of living down in a country because companies that rely on oil will spend less on oil hence bringing down the cost of their commodities and process benefit the average citizens; economist experts point out that for a country that majorly depends on oil like the United States shall be greatly affected. However, independent oil companies have made a fortune with the constant rise of oil prices. Talos Energy is one of the companies that deal with the extraction and supply of oil in Texas.
Brief Description of Talos Energy
Talos Energy is an oil producer in Texas that have majored in the extraction of oil and supplying them to the people around. The company has been able to run smoothly and successfully for many years due to the presence of a management team that has a vast experience and knowledge in oil exploration and production. The success of Talos Energy Company has also been contributed by their expertise in the acquisition of shelf that is already operating and also developed deep water properties that have been able to earn the company a lot of returns. The company has been able to gain the control of most operations in areas around the Gulf of Mexico and also the Gulf Coast region.
The future of Fortress Investment Group seems to be very clear from the trend observed by its performance over the years. The company has been receiving all sorts of awards and accolades in the industry as a result of the exemplary performance that it has shown in various aspects. One of the aspects in which the company has led the whole industry is corporate leadership. The leadership of Fortress Investment Group is worth bench-marking because the leaders of the company have different expertise and skills that they bring together to handle the situations at hand in the company. Led by Randal Nardone, Wesley Edens, and Peter Briger, the company has outperformed most of the organizations that existed several decades before Fortress Group was established.
Among the strategies that the leaders of Fortress Investment Group use to ensure that the company remains high in the performance ranking in the industry, excellent customer service tops the list. The company has adopted the art of handling their clients with the utmost respect to ensure that they are always happy about their services. This has made the customers of the organization to rate the company well during the industry survey that was carried on by the Barron’s Magazine recently. When the customers were asked how they felt about the company’s services, they said that they could never be more grateful to the company and the services that it offers. Most of the clients indicated that they always got out of the company’s premises with smiles on their faces after being served by the employees who are very professional
During the last year’s industry awards in investment sector, Fortress managed to scoop five of the possible ten awards that were awarded to the best performers of the industry. One of the awards was that of the best company in the management of hedge fund and credit find. This was the department that was introduced and managed by Peter Briger in 2002 when the company was transitioning from a single to an alternative asset strategy manager. This showed an excellent performance for the Chief Executive Officer , Mr. Briger, considering that his area of operation was new in the market compared to those of other companies in the industry.
Peter Briger has remained an icon in leadership of Fortress Investment Group since he joined the company back in the year 2002. He has remained loyal to the company and in return, he is proud to become one of the billionaires featured in the Forbes list of 2017.
Jacob Gottlieb is known by many for his role as an investor in the healthcare sector. He was the CIO of Visium Asset Management which collapsed in 2015 although he was ever implicated in any wrongdoing in the fiasco that caused the collapse.
Jacob Gottlieb was born in Brooklyn, NY to immigrant parents. His parents were professionals. His father was a professor of economics, and his mother worked as a physician. Both of them were doing well in their respective industries. Gottlieb developed interests in both careers that his parents were in. He intended to know more about economics and medicine. When he finished high school and joined the university, his choices came out; clearly, he took a degree in economics at Brown University and another in medicine at the New York University Medical School.
After his degree, he practiced for a little while in the medical industry but later developed interests to be in the financial sector. He dropped out of the professional and went to the Wall Street to establish a career as an investment manager. With his skills in the medical industry, he went directly to the field of healthcare. He worked with various companies in the industry at the time. He shifted from one to another as the opportunities he was getting kept on getting better.
In 1999, he was working for Merlin, a healthcare investment firm which dealt with public companies, which was created one year prior. At the same time, there was a boom in the technology sector, and companies which dealt with biotechnology were doing very well. Jacob Gottlieb who was working as a portfolio manager at Merlin helped the company to make a 100 percent return in one year. Gottlieb was hired into this company by Stuart Weisbrod, the co-founder of Merlin.
Jacob Gottlieb is now ready to work with Stuart Weisbrod again. There are sisgns that they will be working again after they rented the same floor space. Gottlieb is coming from a backdrop of a case that led to the collapse of his firm- Visium Asset Management– and now he is ready to go back into the industry and try something that will get him back in business.