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'''Nicolas Berggruen''' is a billionaire investor (net fortune $2.3 billion) and sponsor of many think tanks and projects to promote elite ideas. His foundations are lavishly paying top politicians in both Europe and the US. A dual American and German citizen, he is the founder and president of [[Berggruen Holdings]], a private investment company and the [[Berggruen Institute]], a think tank that works on addressing governance issues as well as the cultures and philosophies behind political systems. He also finances the [[Think Long Committee for California]] and the [[Council for the Future of Europe]]. Through the Berggruen Institute he is also a co-founder, with the [[Washington Post]], of The [[WorldPost]], a media publication dedicated to global issues.
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'''Nicolas Berggruen''' is a [[billionaire]] investor (net fortune $2.3 billion) and sponsor of many think tanks and projects to promote elite ideas. His foundations are lavishly paying top politicians in both Europe and the US. A dual American and German citizen, he is the founder and president of [[Berggruen Holdings]], a private investment company and the [[Berggruen Institute]], a think tank that works on addressing governance issues as well as the cultures and philosophies behind political systems. He also finances the [[Think Long Committee for California]] and the [[Council for the Future of Europe]]. Through the Berggruen Institute he is also a co-founder, with the [[Washington Post]], of The [[WorldPost]], a media publication dedicated to global issues.
  
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==Character==
 
The press has referred to Berggruen as "the homeless billionaire", because he decided to get rid of his material possessions and live out of five-star hotels, rather than owning any homes.<ref>https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-xpm-2012-mar-18-la-ca-nicolas-berggruen-20120318-story.html</ref>
 
The press has referred to Berggruen as "the homeless billionaire", because he decided to get rid of his material possessions and live out of five-star hotels, rather than owning any homes.<ref>https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-xpm-2012-mar-18-la-ca-nicolas-berggruen-20120318-story.html</ref>
  
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==Background==
 
==Background==
  
Berggruen was born in Paris, the son of art collector [[Heinz Berggruen]] and actress [[Bettina Moissi]]. His father was of German-Jewish descent and his mother a Catholic of German and Italian/Albanian descent. Berggruen attended the [[École alsacienne]] in Paris and the boarding school [[Le Rosey]] in [[Switzerland]], before completing a baccalauréat in Paris as a candidat libre in 1978. He worked as a trainee at [[London Merchant Securities]] in London, known today as [[LMS Capital Plc]]. He subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from [[New York University]] in 1981. He later worked for the investment company [[Bass Brothers Enterprises]], in its real estate group. Between 1983 and 1987, Berggruen was a Principal at [[Jacobson and Co]].
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Berggruen was born in [[Paris]], the son of art collector [[Heinz Berggruen]] and actress [[Bettina Moissi]]. His father was of German-Jewish descent and his mother a Catholic of German and Italian/Albanian descent. Berggruen attended the [[École alsacienne]] in Paris and the boarding school [[Le Rosey]] in [[Switzerland]], before completing a baccalauréat in Paris as a candidat libre in 1978. He worked as a trainee at [[London Merchant Securities]] in London, known today as [[LMS Capital Plc]]. He subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from [[New York University]] in 1981. He later worked for the investment company [[Bass Brothers Enterprises]], in its real estate group. Between 1983 and 1987, Berggruen was a Principal at [[Jacobson and Co]].
  
 
In New York, based on a trust fund worth about $250,000, Berggruen began buying real estate before moving on to stocks, bonds and a portfolio of private equity and venture funds as well as hedge funds. He founded Berggruen Holdings, Inc. in 1984 to act as investment adviser to a Berggruen family trust. In 1988, he and [[Julio Mario Santo Domingo]] co-founded [[Alpha Investment Management]], a hedge fund that was sold to [[Safra Bank]] in 2004.
 
In New York, based on a trust fund worth about $250,000, Berggruen began buying real estate before moving on to stocks, bonds and a portfolio of private equity and venture funds as well as hedge funds. He founded Berggruen Holdings, Inc. in 1984 to act as investment adviser to a Berggruen family trust. In 1988, he and [[Julio Mario Santo Domingo]] co-founded [[Alpha Investment Management]], a hedge fund that was sold to [[Safra Bank]] in 2004.
  
==Berggruen Governance Center==
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==Connections==
 
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Nicolas Berggruen is a member of the [[Council on Foreign Relations]], Director on the Board of the [[Pacific Council on International Policy]], a member of [[Foro Iberoamericano]], a member of the [[Helena Group]], and a member of the [[Commission on Global Ethics and Citizenship]]. In 2013 he was appointed by [[Harvard's Center for European Studies]] as its first non-resident Senior Fellow, and was named a member of the [[Brookings International Advisory Council]] and the NYU President's Global Council. In 2014 he was named a member of the Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership, a member of [[Harvard University's Global Advisory Council]], as well as a trustee of the [[Asia Society]]. He is also a member of the [[World Economic Forum]].
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* [[Berggruen Institute]]
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* [[21st Century Council]]
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===Berggruen Governance Center===
 
The Berggruen Governance Center is dedicated to the design and implementation of new ideas of good governance relevant to the common challenges of globalization in the 21st century. This is primarily being done through three projects: [[the 21st Century Council]], the [[Council on the Future of Europe]], and the [[Think Long Committee for California]].
 
The Berggruen Governance Center is dedicated to the design and implementation of new ideas of good governance relevant to the common challenges of globalization in the 21st century. This is primarily being done through three projects: [[the 21st Century Council]], the [[Council on the Future of Europe]], and the [[Think Long Committee for California]].
  
 
[[Image:Nicolas-Berggruen 29-juin-2017.png|400px]]
 
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==Berggruen Institute==
 
 
See separate entry the [[Berggruen Institute]]
 
 
==the 21st Century Council==
 
 
See article: [[21st Century Council]]
 
 
==Institutional affiliations==
 
 
Nicolas Berggruen is a member of the [[Council on Foreign Relations]], Director on the Board of the [[Pacific Council on International Policy]], a member of [[Foro Iberoamericano]], a member of the [[Helena Group]], and a member of the [[Commission on Global Ethics and Citizenship]]. In 2013 he was appointed by [[Harvard's Center for European Studies]] as its first non-resident Senior Fellow, and was named a member of the [[Brookings International Advisory Council]] and the NYU President's Global Council. In 2014 he was named a member of the Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership, a member of [[Harvard University's Global Advisory Council]], as well as a trustee of the [[Asia Society]]. He is also a member of the [[World Economic Forum]].
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:00, 1 August 2020

Person.png Nicolas Berggruen   Sourcewatch Twitter WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(billionaire, businessman)
Nicolas Berggruen.jpg
Born1961-08-10
Paris, France
NationalityGermany, United States
Alma materNew York University
Parents • Heinz Berggruen
• Bettina Moissi
Member of21st Century Council, Council on Foreign Relations/Members, Council on the Future of Europe, The Giving Pledge

Nicolas Berggruen is a billionaire investor (net fortune $2.3 billion) and sponsor of many think tanks and projects to promote elite ideas. His foundations are lavishly paying top politicians in both Europe and the US. A dual American and German citizen, he is the founder and president of Berggruen Holdings, a private investment company and the Berggruen Institute, a think tank that works on addressing governance issues as well as the cultures and philosophies behind political systems. He also finances the Think Long Committee for California and the Council for the Future of Europe. Through the Berggruen Institute he is also a co-founder, with the Washington Post, of The WorldPost, a media publication dedicated to global issues.

Character

The press has referred to Berggruen as "the homeless billionaire", because he decided to get rid of his material possessions and live out of five-star hotels, rather than owning any homes.[1]


Background

Berggruen was born in Paris, the son of art collector Heinz Berggruen and actress Bettina Moissi. His father was of German-Jewish descent and his mother a Catholic of German and Italian/Albanian descent. Berggruen attended the École alsacienne in Paris and the boarding school Le Rosey in Switzerland, before completing a baccalauréat in Paris as a candidat libre in 1978. He worked as a trainee at London Merchant Securities in London, known today as LMS Capital Plc. He subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from New York University in 1981. He later worked for the investment company Bass Brothers Enterprises, in its real estate group. Between 1983 and 1987, Berggruen was a Principal at Jacobson and Co.

In New York, based on a trust fund worth about $250,000, Berggruen began buying real estate before moving on to stocks, bonds and a portfolio of private equity and venture funds as well as hedge funds. He founded Berggruen Holdings, Inc. in 1984 to act as investment adviser to a Berggruen family trust. In 1988, he and Julio Mario Santo Domingo co-founded Alpha Investment Management, a hedge fund that was sold to Safra Bank in 2004.

Connections

Nicolas Berggruen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Director on the Board of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a member of Foro Iberoamericano, a member of the Helena Group, and a member of the Commission on Global Ethics and Citizenship. In 2013 he was appointed by Harvard's Center for European Studies as its first non-resident Senior Fellow, and was named a member of the Brookings International Advisory Council and the NYU President's Global Council. In 2014 he was named a member of the Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership, a member of Harvard University's Global Advisory Council, as well as a trustee of the Asia Society. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum.

Berggruen Governance Center

The Berggruen Governance Center is dedicated to the design and implementation of new ideas of good governance relevant to the common challenges of globalization in the 21st century. This is primarily being done through three projects: the 21st Century Council, the Council on the Future of Europe, and the Think Long Committee for California.

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EventStartEndLocation(s)
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Copenhagen
Marriott Hotel
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