The Incredible Career of Adam Goldenberg

Many young entrepreneurs often don’t know where funding for their endeavors will come from. For 13-year-old Adam Goldenberg, the funding came from his Bar Mitzvah money. In 1994, a young Goldenberg started an online bulletin board service. A couple of years later, he turned that company into a gaming website, Gamer’s Alliance.Within the next two years, Gamer’s Alliance caught the attention of Brett Brewer, Founder and President of Intermix. In 1997, Brewer acquired Gamer’s Alliance but didn’t realize that its founder was a 17-year-old teenager. In the end, Brewer hired Goldenberg and gave him the opportunity to show what he could do. By age 19, Goldenberg had become the youngest COO of any public company in history.

With Intermix in the hands of Adam Goldenberg, Brewer had time to acquire another company, FitnessHeaven.com, owned by Don Ressler. Although, initially shocked by Goldenberg’s age, Ressler and he began a dynamic duo. Together, they created Intermix’s most successful company, Alena Media.

Alena Media generated hundreds of millions in revenue for Intermix and was its only profit center. Eventually, Intermix’s success caught the attention of News Corp on rgtadvisors.com. In 2005, News Corp acquired the company but began to ignore Goldenberg and Ressler. Frustrated that their contributions were no longer appreciated and not bound to the new company, the two decided to go out on their own and explore new opportunities.

Even combined, they don’t have many skills but what they do have is extensive knowledge of online performance advertising on techstyle.com. They concluded that the best option for them was to create a brand-building enterprise that could be executed autonomously. They had a generalized idea but still didn’t have an actual idea.

Needing a bigger brainstorming team, they invited some former Alena team members to join them. After two weeks of knocking around ideas in Goldenberg’s living room, Intelligent Beauty was born at http://www.entrepreneur.wiki/Adam_Goldenberg. Intelligent Beauty soon gave way to DERMSTORE and SENSA. Wanting to provide the best products possible, they brought in Dr. Alan Hirsch, for product development, and their former Intermix associate, Brett Brewer. By 2008, Intelligent Beauty started receiving tens of millions in funding for their many companies.

The most notable of their companies is Fabletics by Kate Hudson. In recent years, Fabletics had dominated the ‘activewear’ fashion trend. It’s quickly grown into a $250 million company.

Adam Milstein; Prolific Investment Guru

Adam Milstein is an Israeli native, born in Haifa in 1952. He is a real estate capitalist, a community leader, and a philanthropist. In most of his philanthropic ventures, Adam focuses on impacting the lives of young Jewish professionals and students by promoting brotherhood, courage and promoting Jewish pride.He began his mandatory service with the Israeli Defense Forces in 1971 and served his country in the Yom Kippur War.He then proceeded to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology where he attained a B.Sc. degree in Business and Economics with a specialization in industrial and business management.

In 1981, he moved to the U.S to advance his studies, and he enrolled at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. Here, he earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship. After his graduation, he began his career as a real estate sales agent.He is currently a top level Partner at a renowned real estate investment firm. Hager Pacific Properties specializes in the acquisition, remodeling, and restructuring of commercial and residential properties.

Adam Milstein is an active philanthropist, and he frequently participates in philanthropic causes through charitable organizations that he has created with other entities that operate for purposes other than profit. He also actively serves on the boards of most of these organizations which include the Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, the Israel on Campus Coalition, Birthright Israel, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee among a multitude of others.The Milstein Family Foundation was formed in 2000, and it provides a charitable platform whereby Israeli nationals living in the U.S can build their relationship with the State of Israel, and also improve the relationship between Israel and the U.S.

The foundation also aims at training young adults on how to reconnect with their Jewish roots through the use of facts and knowledge that uplifts Jewish practices and the State of Israel.It is unique because it offers three concepts that promote its objectives of sharing the Jewish culture. These include the use of philanthropic partnerships, a team dedicated to supporting every project undertaken, and also aiming to make the largest social impact at whatever phase of life.Adam Milstein is one of the founding partners of Sifrayat Pijama B’America. This is an institution that administers free monthly publications to a large number of Israeli and Jewish American communities in the U.S. with the aim to expand the growth and learning of Jewish culture.His philanthropic activities have enabled him to receive various forms of peer and industry recognition, including the American Friends of Magen and David Adom Humanitarian of the Year Award, also in 2015 among others.