Mark Rachesky

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Mark Rachesky
Born 1960 (age 57–58)
Education B.S. University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A. and M.D. Stanford University
Known for Chairman of Lions Gate Entertainment
Spouse(s) Jill Rachesky
Children 4

Mark Rachesky (born 1960)[1] is chairman of Lions Gate Entertainment and head of MHR Fund Management, a $6 billion investment firm. The investment firm's holdings include a 38% stake in Lions Gate as well as investments in the trucking and energy sectors.[2]


Born to a Jewish family,[3] Rachesky graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and later earned a M.B.A. and a M.D. from Stanford University.[1]


He and his wife run a charitable foundation that supports UJA Federation of New York, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Trinity School and the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Rachesky is married to Jill Rechesky; they have four children, Kate, Allison, Samantha, and Steven.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Business Insider: "Meet Mark Rachesky: The Protege Who Stabbed Icahn In The Back" by Hilary Lewis March 23, 2009
  2. ^ The Smart Money Behind The Hunger Games; Mark Rachesky makes billions for his investors by grabbing control of companies like Lions Gate Entertainment on the cheap by Nathan Vardi November 18, 2013 Forbes page 48
  3. ^ Cohen, David (April 29, 2015). "Jewish Investor Buying Hawks". Atlanta Jewish Times. 
  4. ^ LLNYC: "The Jewish Board throws its annual spring gala at the Plaza" by Isabel Schwab May 15, 2017