Michael Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute, has been at the forefront of successful initiatives in medical research, education, public health and access to capital for more than four decades. Fortune magazine called him "The Man Who Changed Medicine" and Forbes listed him among "Visionaries Reimagining Our Children's Future." In 1982 he formalized his previous philanthropy by co-founding the Milken Family Foundation. The Milken Institute hosts 250 events each year, including major conferences in Singapore, London, Los Angeles and Washington. The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University was named to recognize an Institute gift. Milken also chairs FasterCures, which speeds progress against all life-threatening diseases. As a financier, he revolutionized modern capital markets by pricing and rewarding risk more efficiently. The thousands of companies he financed created millions of jobs. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Milken earned his M.B.A. at the Wharton School. He and his wife Lori have been married since 1968 and are members of the Giving Pledge; they have three children and ten grandchildren. More information is at www.mikemilken.com.