Jacob Gottlieb grew up in Brooklyn with his parents and had a strong affinity for business and investing during his childhood. He even earned himself some awards in school for his talent in picking stocks. Both of Jacob’s parents are high achieving individuals and respected in their fields of economics and medicine. His parents were a huge inspiration for him and they are a big reason why he chose the careers that he did. Starting out, Jacob Gottlieb went to college to become a doctor, like his mother, and even earned his medical degree. It wasn’t long, however, until Jacob realized there was more opportunity in business and economics like his father had chosen.
Jacob returned to school to earned his economics degree from Brown University in Rhode Island and started on a path of business and investing. Today, Jacob Gottlieb is the proud owner and CIO of Visium Asset Management which handles assets for dozens of corporations totaling more than 3.5 billion dollars in capital. As a managing partner, Jacob has been able to turn Visium Assets into a major success, turning investments of millions into billions of dollars over the years.
While investing is a big turn from being a medical doctor, Jacob is happy with the work he does now because it affords him many more opportunities than he ever had before to help people. When he was a doctor he could help a few people from day to day, but as an investor and businessman, Jacob is able to invest into dozens of different organizations aiming to help people all over the world.
Jacob has personally invested in many charities, including Robin Hood and the Covenant House in New York. These organizations work to help children and homelessness wherever they can and bring new life to people that are either ill or living in less than humane conditions.