Michael Milken

Founder and Chairman

About Michael Milken

Mike Milken has long been at the forefront of successful initiatives in medical research, education, public health, and access to capital. One of America’s leading philanthropists over the past four decades, he was called “The Man Who Changed Medicine” in a Fortune cover story. He formalized his previous philanthropy in 1982 by co-founding the Milken Family Foundation, and in 1993 he launched the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In 2003, when federal research funding slowed, he founded FasterCures with the mission of accelerating progress against all life-threatening diseases. He chairs the Milken Institute, whose annual Global Conference convenes 3,500 decision makers from 50 nations each spring in Los Angeles. In recognition of an Institute gift in 2014, George Washington University announced the renaming of the Milken Institute School of Public Health. As a financier, beginning in 1969, Mike is often said to have revolutionized modern capital markets by expanding access to capital for thousands of growing companies that created millions of jobs. Mike graduated with highest distinction from Berkeley and earned his MBA at Wharton. He and his wife, Lori, were married in 1968 and have three children and nine grandchildren. See http://www.mikemilken.com.

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Founder and Chairman