Bruce Jay Wasserstein is a name that is multifarious and has been involved in many kinds of professions making him one of the richestcelebrities such as
- Investment banking
The early life of Bruce
Bruce Jay Wasserstein was barn on 25th of Dec 1947 in Midwood, Broklyn in New York. He has four siblings and his parents are Jews who migrated to New York from Poland. They started with a ribbon business.
He started his career as an attorney with Cravath, Swaine& Moore. But then he joined First Boston Corp to later leave it with a colleague named Joseph Perella. It was at this point that he formed and investment bank by the name of Wasserstein Perella& Co. he sold this company in the year 2000 and later became the head of Lazard and became the chairman and CEO of Lazard. He is also the one who controlled an equity firm named Wasserstein & Co that had a good amount of investment in media. He is also known by the name of Pac-Man defense. He has written various books that were published by major publishing houses.
He is just not a man who is one of the richest celebrities. He is also known for his philanthropy. There is a complex in his name called Wasserstein Hall in the academic wing of Harvard Law School because Wasserstein donated a huge sum of $25 million to the school for the development work of this wing.
Wasserstein, who has six children from his four marriages, has been estimated to have a net worth of $2.3 billion by Forbes magazine as of the year 2008. His real estate properties in Europe and USA have added to the net worth this highly revered man. He died on the 14th of October 2009 after being detected with irregular heart beat at the age of 61 years.