It is no surprise that Adam Milstein made Richtopia’s 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World list. Originally an Israeli real estate investor, Adam later made philanthropy his career with the founding of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and the Milstein Family Foundation, and with his leadership among many other charities and non-profits.
Coming in at number 187 on the list, Adam is among the best-known philanthropists in the world, including Warren Buffett, Oprah, George Soros, Bill and Melinda Gates, J.K. Rowling, Barak and Michelle Obama, Richard Branson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Wozniak, Russel Simmons and Angelina Jolie. Candidates are selected for the list by an automatic algorithm that uses various social media metrics to determine how influential they are. The list is administered by Richtopia and Rise, a social media ranking system.
Adam indicated that he is honored to be listed among so many leaders, and that philanthropy is an important and gratifying part of his life. He gave thanks to his wife, the IAC, and the many organizations that he is partnered with, according to a Business Wire article featured on Yahoo Finance.
Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel, the oldest son of Hillel and Eva Milshtein. After joining the Israeli Defense Force in 1971, and serving in the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Adam graduated Cum Laude from Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in business and economics. Adam also received his MBA from the University of Southern California (USC) before beginning his career in commercial real estate.
Adam serves as Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties, Chairman of the Board of IAC, and President of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. He also serves leadership roles with various charities and non-profits including StandWithUs, Hasbara Fellowships and AIPAC.