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Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute; Founder, FasterCures

Mike Milken has been at the forefront of a wide range of initiatives that have influenced public policy, accelerated medical research, and expanded access to capital. Fortune magazine called him "The Man Who Changed Medicine" for "shaking up the medical establishment and saving lives." He is chairman of the Milken Institute and FasterCures, and founder of the Melanoma Research Alliance. In 1982, Milken co-founded the Milken Family Foundation, which supports education reform and research on a wide range of life-threatening diseases. As a financier, he is often said to have revolutionized modern capital markets by expanding access to capital for more than 3,200 growing companies. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his master of business administration degree at the Wharton School.