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Michael Milken      

Financier, Philanthropist & Chairman of the Milken Institute

Mike Milken, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and holder of an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, has been the chairman of the Milken Institute for over four decades. This position has seen him involved in numerous successful initiatives, ranging from medical research and public health to education and access to capital. Milken's work in these fields has been instrumental in bringing about tangible improvements and advancements. Furthermore, his role at the Institute has led to the hosting of over 250 events annually, including major conferences, providing him with ample opportunities to address diverse audiences on a variety of critical topics.

In 1982, Milken co-founded the Milken Family Foundation, adding philanthropy to his list of endeavors. His commitment to giving back is further evidenced by his membership in the Giving Pledge, an initiative through which he and his wife Lori, to whom he has been married since 1968, have committed to donating a significant portion of their wealth to charitable causes. Moreover, Milken's advisory role at FasterCures and the Center for Strategic Philanthropy Advisory Board underlines his dedication to facilitating positive change in the world.

With a career that revolutionized modern capital markets by pricing and rewarding risk more efficiently, Milken has proven his expertise in finance and economics. This knowledge, combined with his experience in philanthropy and public health, was brought to bear in March 2020 when he launched a series of podcasts titled "Responding to Covid-19: Conversations with Mike Milken". These podcasts tackled the global crisis from various angles, demonstrating Milken's ability to address complex and pressing issues with clarity and insight.

Speech Topics

Things That Will Change the World

Toward a More Prosperous Future

Leadership in Turbulent Times

Recapturing The American Dream

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