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Michael Milken Biography (Michael Robert Milken) : Investor
Famous for : Being nicknamed the Junk Bond King. Milken was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by Judge Kimba Wood in 1989 but served less than two years. He was indicted on 98 counts of racketeering and securities fraud, but pled guilty to just six securities and reporting violations after a plea bargain. Milken is now an active philanthropist through his Milken Family Foundation.
Milken details : Born - 4th of July, 1946 California, USA / Lives United States of America
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In financing growing companies, we always looked for human value that didn’t appear on the balance sheet.. the quality of management, especially its entrepreneurial drive.
Michael Milken - Investing -
Companies - Employee - Management - Entrepreneurs

Earlier in this century, philanthropy often flowed from the wills of dead industrialists. In recent decades, it's as likely to have come from a very alive business leader, entertainer, artist or sports star. The most effective of these patrons begin the process of giving by asking what they care about passionately.
Michael Milken - Philanthropy -
Passions - Giving

My experience indicates that most people who've accumulated a great deal of wealth haven't had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation.
Michael Milken - Wealth -
Rich - Goals - Motivation

Small and mid-sized companies in this country historically have been responsible for creating the overwhelming majority of new jobs in the private sector. One of the most-common misconceptions about our private enterprise system is that large companies, such as the Fortune 500, are integral to the process of job creation in this country. The truth is quite the opposite.
Michael Milken - Companies -
America - Jobs - Truth

The future of our country is not found in our boardrooms, but in our classrooms.
Michael Milken - Companies -
America - Education

There's no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working with the people who can make a difference. They get the benefit of your participation and you gain a direct understanding of the real problems and potential solutions, which makes you a more informed giver.
Michael Milken - Philanthropy -
Giving - Work - Problems - Understanding

In the four decades of philanthropy that have paralleled my business career, I’ve found that the same principles apply whether you’re providing access to capital to grow a business, creating a new paradigm for medical research, or pioneering innovative approaches to education: Empower the most talented people in each field and encourage them to pursue their passions.
Michael Milken - Philanthropy -
Passions - Business - Career - Education - Power - Encouragement

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