Jake Gottlieb: Transforming from Being a Physician to an Entrepreneur

Jacob Gottlieb is an American physician, businessman, and entrepreneur, and he is most well-known as the founder of Visium Asset Management LLC. He is the son of an economics professor and a pediatrician, who emigrated to the United States from Poland during the 1960s. Jacob Gottlieb grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and during his childhood. The profession of his father and mother inspired him to become an economist and a physician in the future.



When he was still in the seventh grade, Jacob Gottlieb joined a contest at his local school and the contestants were given a set of stocks. They would have to guess which stocks would end of successfully, and because of his intuition and skills in analyzing things, Jacob Gottlieb selected the correct stocks and he won the contest. His father was so impressed with what he has just seen, and as a gift, he opened a trading account for Jacob Gottlieb to manage. At an early age, he has shown his interest in becoming an entrepreneur. Being a baseball fan himself, Jacob Gottlieb would collect player cards and trade it with his friends. He would also purchase drinks at a local grocery store and he will take it to a local golf course and sell the drinks to thirsty players. He managed to save some money for himself after doing these business ventures as a kid, and when he entered college, he decided to take up a B.A. degree in Economics at the Brown University in Rhode Island. He would, later on, take a doctor’s degree in medicine, graduating Magna cum laude at a local medical school in New York. Jacob Gottlieb would also practice his profession at St. Vincent School in New York, and he managed to finish his internship at the hospital which gave him an additional knowledge about the medical field.



After his schooling, Jacob Gottlieb decided to work for a few years as a doctor, but he felt like he is more inclined to work for the financial sector. He decided to quit his job as a physician and focused on trading at the stock market instead. According to Jacob Gottlieb, physicians and traders have a lot in common, so it would not be difficult for him to adjust. He stated that both professions are exposed in an equal amount of risk, and the two professions have to do everything to either save their patients or their stock portfolios. Jacob Gottlieb soon decided to establish his financial investment firm, calling it Visium Asset Management LLC. The firm is responsible for managing funds and trading them in a variety of investment options. Through his financial investment firm, Jacob Gottlieb managed to earn more wealth, and it made him as a successful businessman and entrepreneur. Because of his success in the field of trading, he was given an award by several award-giving bodies, recognizing his contributions in the field of trading. Today, Jacob Gottlieb is focusing more on philanthropic activities, providing assistance to those who need it.