Adam Milstein is a Californian businessman who is originally from Israel. He invests in real estate specializing in properties that can be refurbished and then rented out to new tenants. He is also a leader in the Israeli-American community and an active philanthropist. He moved to the United States in 1981 with his family and attended the University of Southern California. After earning his MBA he entered the real estate industry as a mortgage broker. Soon he founded his own company, Hager Pacific Properties, and is his company’s managing partner.
As a community leader Adam Milstein has established a number of organizations focused on issues that are important to Israeli-Americans. Among the largest of these is the Israeli-American Council which he chairs. Among other organizations he is also a board member of are the Jewish Funders Network, the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, StandWithUs, and the Hasbara Fellowship. Along with his wife he also created the Adam and Gila Family Foundations and Sifriyat Pijama B’America. The latter organization provides books to Israeli-American families that are published in Hebrew and given away free every month.
One of the things that Adam Milstein has learned over the years is that in order to really support the causes he cares about he can’t just donate money. While helping financially is important he says that it is equally important that he provides his time, vision, and the connections that he has made over the years. While he continues to work at Hager Pacific Properties, Adam Milstein says that he spends about 90% of his time nowadays on his philanthropic efforts.
Altogether Adam Milstein and Gila provide support to over 100 different non-profit organizations across the United States. This activity led to Adam Milstein being named to the 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World as named by Richtopia. Others on this exclusive list accompanying him include Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, and J.K. Rowling. Milstein said that he was both honored and humbled to make this list.