Born in a family of successful professionals, Dr. Jacob Gottlieb got inspiration from his own parents and pressed hard to achieve all that he has today. A major role model was his father, Mr. Max Gottlieb, who is a professor of economics at the City University in New York City and consequently his mother Dr. Hellena Gottlieb who is a renowned pediatrician. Dr. Jacob was born in Brooklyn in NY after his family moved to the United States from Poland.
It is quite amazing how children are able to be curved by their surroundings. Jacob Gottlieb was influenced by the professions of his parents; medicine and economics, and perhaps that’s why currently he pursued the two careers.
He is one of the people who are very thoughtful when it comes to choosing the right careers. His great passion for trading which his father noticed at a very tender age somehow merged with his medicine fascinations. When Jacob won the stock selection contest when he was in grade 7 at his school, he father opened for him a trading investment account to nature his talent.
The two passions for Jacob Gottlieb led him to have series of studies and various degrees. He joined Brown University for BA in economics, later joined NYU Medical School for Doctor of Medicine and St. Vincent Hospital for the completion of his medical internship. Finance career hit harder on him and decided to pursue Wall Street and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualifications.
After all the qualifications he served as a healthcare portfolio manager at Sanford, moved to Merlin Biomed Group and later to “Balyasny Asset Management” where he became the highest earner. In 2006, they started Visium and serving as the CIO, it grew to have 170 employees with a net worth of $8 billion. He is actively involved in Covenant House which has helped and protected children welfare since the 1970s. They focus on homeless youths, child trafficking and providing the basic needs. He is involved in MfA and Robin Hood Foundation too.