Solov speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference
Laurence Gregory Solov|
1968 (age 49–50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Stanford University (BA, 1990)|
UCLA (JD, 1994)
|Occupation||Attorney; CEO of Breitbart News|
Early life and education
Solov was born to a Jewish family in Los Angeles, the son of Joanne (née Skolnick), a social worker, and attorney Lessing Solov. His grandfather Charles Solov was born in the Russian Empire and immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century. He has a younger sister, Rachel. He graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with a degree in religious studies, followed by a law degree from UCLA in 1994.
Solov became CEO, main owner, and president of Breitbart News after the death of Andrew Breitbart in 2012. Solov was Breitbart's childhood friend, and served as general counsel for the company since 2007. Previously, he was litigation partner at the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman, which he left in 2008. During a stay in Israel, Andrew Breitbart and Larry Solov conceived of the idea of founding Breitbart News Network, with "the aim of starting a site that would be unapologetically pro-freedom and pro-Israel. We were sick of the anti-Israel bias of the mainstream media and J-Street."
Larry Solov—who like Andrew Breitbart, is Jewish— writes:
|“||One night in Jerusalem, when we were getting ready for dinner, Andrew turned to me and asked if I would de-partner from the 800-person law firm where I was practicing and become business partners with him. He said he needed my help to create a media company. He needed my help to "change the world"... We were blown away by the spirit, tenacity, and resourcefulness of the Israeli people on that trip. Andrew could be quite convincing, not to mention inspiring, and I decided right there and then to "throw away" (my Mom's phrase) a perfectly good, successful and safe career in order to start a "new media" company with Andrew Breitbart.||”|
- Ng, David. "Inside Breitbart's Westside L.A. headquarters, they've got plans for global expansion". Los Angeles Times.
- Green, Joshua (October 27, 2017). "How 'Bad Guys' Planned Victory". The Jewish Chronicle.
- Bond, Paul. "Breitbart News Names Executives Who Will Run Company in Wake of Founder's Death". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
- "Ex-Katten Partner Helms Growing Breitbart Media Juggernaut". The American Lawyer. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
- "Breitbart News Network: Born In The USA, Conceived In Israel". Breitbart.
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