In its announcement of the top influential people who are likely to impact the world in significant ways, the mentioning of Adam Milstein did not come as a surprise. Adam came 39th in the list of 50 people. The father of 3 daughters was born and raised in Israel and later opted for real estate development as his preferred career having acquired some of the skills he needed from his father.
It is his philanthropy deeds that might have earned him the hyped position. Having helped to found and chair the Israel-American Council, most people describe him as being passionate in matters of impacting the world. It is his self-drive that earned him positions in noticeable organizations such as Birthright Israel, AIPAC National Council and Campus Coalition among many others.
In his award acceptance speech, Milstein expressed his joy in being listed among many other great people by the Jerusalem post. He went on to thank his wife and the organizations he has worked with, most importantly the IAC. According to him, IAC is what provided the platform for him to make such a huge impact in the world.
In his account of how he got into philanthropically related activities, Adam states that is through his Jewish business partner that he got inspired to bring philanthropy to Israel, which seemed to be a little behind on the matter back then. He went on to make the ties between the Jewish people stronger by coming up with a family foundation. The aim of the foundation as at now is to make the alliance between Israel and U.S. stronger. This, he says, will see to it that more charities come up in Israel.
Adam Milstein doesn’t seem to have any problems in running his activities as to him; he has all the funding he needs. With the connections he has, philanthropy is a walk in the park to him. He surely should be able to make a greater impact with such a kind of attitude.