FORA.tv Speaker - Michael Milken
Michael Milken was called "The Man Who Changed Medicine" in a Fortune magazine cover story highlighting his three decades of work to accelerate medical research. In 1982, he formalized his previous philanthropy by co-founding the Milken Family Foundation, which has been a leader in support of worldwide research on various forms of cancer, pediatric neurological disorders and other diseases. He heads FasterCures, a Washington-based think tank dedicated to accelerating progress against all life-threatening diseases.
He also chairs the Milken Institute, a major economic think tank. As a financier, he is often said to have revolutionized modern capital markets, making them more democratic by innovating a wide range of financing techniques previously unavailable to most companies. Starting in 1969, he financed thousands of companies that created millions of jobs. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Details are at www.mikemilken.com.
10.05.07 | 01:47:16 min
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