Karen Finerman

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Karen Finerman
CNBC Fast Money 2007-11-09.jpg
Karen Finerman is a panelist of CNBC's Fast Money
Born (1965-02-25) February 25, 1965 (age 54)
OccupationTelevision panelist and businesswoman
Notable credit(s)
Panelist of CNBC's Fast Money
Net worthUS$100 million[1]
Spouse(s)Lawrence E. Golub[2]
FamilyWendy Finerman (sister)
Mark Canton (brother-in-law)

Karen Lisa Finerman (February 25, 1965) is an American businesswoman and television personality.

Early life and education[edit]

Finerman was born to a Jewish family,[4] the daughter of Jane and Gerald Finerman. She was raised in Beverly Hills, California with sisters Wendy, Leslie, and Stacey, and a brother, Mark.[5][6] Finerman graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1983. In 1987, she graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.[7][8]


Co-founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc., Finerman is also President of the firm.[9][10]

She is a board member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and trustee of the Montefiore Medical Center.[7] She is a member of the board of GrafTech International, Ltd.[11]

Finerman is a panelist on the show Fast Money on CNBC.[12][13]

She is a founding Master Player of the Portfolios with Purpose contest.[14]

Her first book, Finerman's Rules: Secrets I'd Only Tell My Daughters About Business and Life was published by Hachette Book Group's Business Plus on June 4, 2013.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Finerman has four children (two sets of twins) and is married to Lawrence E. Golub, who manages a private equity firm.[16]


  1. ^ "The Guardian: "She's worth $100m, runs a $400m hedge fund, has two sets of twins and four nannies" by Marianne MacDonald". September 9, 2007. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Grayce, Melanie (June 22, 2011). "Couple Aids Parkinson's Research". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Chung, Juliet (June 14, 2013). "Female Hedge-Fund Manager Says Lean In, It Makes You Money". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  4. ^ The New York Jewish Week: "Jewish Girls And Money" by Amy Spiro October 19, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "An excerpt from Karen Finerman's "Finerman's Rules"". MSNBC. May 6, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths FINERMAN, JANE". The New York Times. March 28, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Schawbel, Dan. "Karen Finerman: How Women Can Best Navigate The Workplace". Forbes.
  8. ^ Schmidt, Michael S. (November 3, 2006). "No Longer the 1980s". The New York Times. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  9. ^ Johnson, Rebecca (March 1, 2009). "The Survivor: Silda Spitzer". Vogue. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  10. ^ Karen Finerman Profile CNBC Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "Karen Finerman". Archived from the original on October 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "Karen Finerman". Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Williams, Geoff (February 19, 2014). "Should Women Use Female Financial Advisors?". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  14. ^ "CNBC". CNBC Video Archive. CNBC Video Archive. Archived from the original on December 28, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  15. ^ "CNBC - Karen Finerman Bio Front Page". Archived from the original on February 12, 2012.
  16. ^ MacDonald, Marianne (September 9, 2007). "She's worth $100m, runs a $400m hedge fund, has two sets of twins and four nannies". The Guardian. London. Retrieved May 19, 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Welling, Kate; Gabelli, Mario (2018). Merger Masters: Tales of Arbitrage. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 141–151. ISBN 978-0-231-19042-8.

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