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Chief Executive Officer of Pershing Square Tontine Holdings

Organization: Pershing Square Tontine Holdings

Date of Birth: 11 May 1966

Age: 57 years old

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Profession: Chief Executive Officer



Bill Ackman is an American investor and hedge fund manager. He is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, a hedge fund management company. Ackman is an activist investor.

Early life and education

Ackman was raised in Chappaqua, New York, the son of Ronnie I. (née Posner) and Lawrence David Ackman, the chairman of a New York real estate financing firm, Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group. He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. In 1988, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard College. His thesis was "Scaling the Ivy Wall: the Jewish and Asian American Experience in Harvard Admissions." In 1992, he received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Personal life

Ackman married Karen Ann Herskovitz, a landscape architect, on July 10, 1994, and they have three children: Eloise Ackman, Lucy Ackman, and Liza Ackman. On December 22, 2016, it was reported that the couple had separated.

As of 2013, Ackman owned a Gulfstream G550 business jet.

In 2018, Ackman became engaged to Neri Oxman. In January 2019, Oxman and Ackman married at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan, and they had their first child together in spring 2019.

In late 2019, emails obtained by The Boston Globe showed Ackman requesting that the then MIT Media Lab director avoid naming his wife (Oxman) when responding to press inquiries about a $150,000 gift given to her lab in 2015 by Jeffrey Epstein.

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