Rebecka Belldegrun

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Rebecka Belldegrun
Born Rebecka Zabludowicz
1950 (age 65–66)
Helsinki, Finland
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Alma mater Sackler School of Medicine
Occupation CEO and President of BellCo Capital
Years active 1986-present
Net worth Increase US$1 billion (2016)[1]
Board member of BabyFirstTV
Religion Jewish
Spouse(s) Arie Belldegrun
Children 4
Parent(s) Pola and Shlomo Zabludowicz
Relatives Poju Zabludowicz (brother)

Rebecka Belldegrun (born 1950), MD, is a Finnish-born American ophthalmologist, businesswoman, and investor.

Early life and education[edit]

Belldegrun was born in Helsinki to Pola and Shlomo Zabludowicz. Her younger brother is Poju Zabludowicz. She received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and later completed her Ophthalmic Surgery residency in Israel, and her fellowship in Corneal Surgery at Harvard Medical School.[2]

Career ventures[edit]

Intertech Corporation[edit]

In 1986, Belldegrun founded Intertech Corporation, a New York-based firm specializing in real estate development and acquisitions. She expanded Intertech’s businesses and holdings to include interests in high-tech, biotechnology, hotel management and manufacturing in the United States, England, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Israel. She served as the President of the company until 2003.[3]

BellCo Capital[edit]

Belldegrun serves as the CEO and President of BellCo Capital, a Los Angeles-based firm which she founded in 2003. BellCo Capital focuses on finding seed investments and experienced management to early-stage and start-up companies, as well as on leveraged acquisitions of, and growth equity investments in leading middle-market enterprises. The company's business transactions include international private equity investments in retail, consumer products, high-tech, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and real estate.[4] One of BellCo's investments is in BabyFirstTV.

Board memberships[edit]

Belldegrun serves as a member of a number of boards, including:[3]

In the past, Belldegrun served as a member of the following boards:[2]

Personal life[edit]

Belldegrun is married to Dr. Arie Belldegrun and together they have four children.[6] They reside in Bel Air,[7] an affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles. Their oldest son, Ben Belldegrun, a hedge fund manager, is married to Kelly Bergantz, senior producer for Syco.[8]

In 2016, in its annual ranking of the wealthiest people in Israel, Forbes Israel ranked Arie and Rebecka Belldegrun 37th with a personal net worth of 3.9 billion (equal to US$1 billion).[1]

Arie and Rebecka Belldegrun have donated over $1 million to the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences,[9] and have donated a $5 million sculpture to LACMA.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "100 העשירים בישראל 2016" (in Hebrew). Forbes Israel. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "LACMA Announces The Appointment Of Two New Trustees". American Towns. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Rebecka Belldegrun M.D.", Businessweek. Retrieved on 25 June 2013.
  4. ^ "About BabyFirstTV", BabyFirstTV. Retrieved on 25 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Advisory Board". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Arie Belldegrun, M.D.", USRF. Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Architecture Project Entries 2003", AIANY, 2003. Retrieved on 23 June 2013.
  8. ^ Kay, Richard (23 October 2012). "RICHARD KAY: Cowell girl gets the Yes Factor". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  9. ^ "$1M Lifetime Donors to the School of Arts and Sciences". University of Pennsylvania. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Smoke | LACMA Collections". LACMA. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Tony Smith's monumental sculpture 'Smoke' will not disappear from LACMA; multimillion-dollar purchase finalized". Los Angeles Times. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2016.

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