Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Fortune magazine called Milken Institute Chairman Mike Milken "The Man Who Changed Medicine" for his 35 years of accelerating progress against all life-threatening diseases. Building on work begun in the 1970s, he co-founded the Milken Family Foundation in 1982 to support medical research and education. He also heads FasterCures and helped found the Melanoma Research Alliance. His philanthropic career paralleled a financial career that helped democratize modern capital markets, creating millions of jobs. Mike is an investor in many companies that help build human capital, including enterprises operating early childhood education centers. He graduated with highest distinction from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He and his wife, Lori, who celebrate their 42nd anniversary this year, have three children and four grandchildren. Additional details and a wide selection of articles written by Mike are at

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