Bill and Karen Ackman

Bill and Karen Ackman
  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 04/17/2012 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $2 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #906
  • Industry: Investment management
  • Born: Bill Ackman - 1966
    Karen Ackman - 1966
  • Residence: New York, NY

Bill Ackman is founder and CEO of the hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management. An "activist investor," Ackman is known for his efforts to reshape the retail merchant JC Penney.

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I am not a particularly religious person, and believe that my limited time on earth is all that I am going to get. And I have lived with that understanding, doing my best to extract as much out of life as I can. I get tremendous pleasure from helping others. It's what makes my life worth living.

Bill Ackman

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Arts / Culture; Community and Economic Development; Education; Health Organizations; Human Services; Jewish Organizations

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