Jake Gottlieb is a well-known name in the investment sector of the United States, but many people do not know that he is a highly qualified physician and surgeon as well. Interestingly, he started his career in the medical industry as an intern, but his passion towards the stock markets and investments made him resigning the job and fully concentrating on investments. While he is highly passionate about investment industry, Gottlieb also gives time to go through the progress of the medical industry. According to him, the qualities and characteristics of both the industries are quite similar, and that helped him to be a highly successful fund manager.
Gottlieb was a highly thoughtful person since his childhood and knew which career is going to work for him. He gave some interesting observations about fund management and medical industries. According to him, people work in both the professions are risk managers as well as risk takers. Gottlieb confirms that physicians have to showcase excellent planning skills and should address issues in a practical manner – something which the fund managers think most important part of their character. However, he warns the physicians and says that they should work to eliminate the chances of potential risks towards the patients for avoiding any escalation of medical conditions.
When it comes to trading, managing finances and risk-taking are two major challenges of it, and people should look for ways to stop the portfolios go out of control. Gottlieb also points out the need for the professionals from both the areas being alert on knowing proper actions in various scenarios. He admits that his love towards markets combined with his passion towards medical profession. While coming to the introduction of Gottlieb into the markets, he thanks his father for his long vision that landed Gottlieb into the stock market trading since childhood.
While he was attending 7th grade, Gottlieb participated an unusual game in which he had to pick the right stocks. With his insights and analytical skills, Gottlieb became the winner of the contest. After watching this, Gottlieb’s father identified his capacity to predict the movements of stocks accurately and opened a trading account for him. This significantly influenced his life and changed it forever. To earn significant entrepreneurial exposure, Gottlieb started supplying beverages to golf players in a golf course in his locality, during those days. Interestingly, he purchased the supplies of drink from the local grocery store and sold it to the thirsty golfers by carrying on a shopping cart.
Jacob Gottlieb earned his medical graduation from New York University and completed his medical internship at the renowned St. Vincent’s Hospital located in New York City. He also spares a major portion of his hours for charity works. Gottlieb actively involves in the day-to-day working of Covenant House, a non-profit organization working to uplift homeless children. The charity group opened in 1972 has connected to the struggling youth in 31 cities spread across six countries. The group has saved more than 1 million children until the date, and it offers both housing as well as support services to them.