|Real Name/Full Name||Bill Felix Browder|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Bill Browder|
|Birth Place:||Princeton, New Jersey, United States|
|Date of Birth/Birthday:||23 April 1964|
|Age/How Old:||58 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 165cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 74 Kg
In Pounds – 163 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father –Felix Browder
Mother –Eva Browder
|School:||Steamboat Mountain School|
|College:||University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Chicago, Stanford Graduate School of Business|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Elena Browder|
|Kids/Children Name:||Joshua(son), Jessica(daughter), Veronica(daughter)|
|Profession:||Financier and political activist|
|Net Worth:||$120 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
This man is cited as one of the biggest public enemies of Vladimir Putin. His life story can serve as a perfect plot to a Hollywood political thriller movie. This article is about Bill Browder, who was just a simple businessman but later became a political activist due to his experience of gross corruption and human rights abuse in Russia.
Well, how well do you know about Bill Browder? If not much, here is what we know about Bill Browder to date.
Biography and Early Life
William Felix Browder was born on 23 April 1964, in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. His father is Felix Browder, a distinguished American mathematician. His mother is Eva Browder, who belonged to a Jewish family. His paternal grandfather is Earl Browder, a prominent American communist. His uncles William and Andrew Browder also had a successful career as mathematicians. His brother is Dr Thomas Browder, an eminent particle physicist. He was brought up in Chicago, Illinois.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Bill Browder in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bill Browder’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 21st March 2023 having been born on 23 April 1964. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163 lbs in Pound and 74 kg in Kilograms.
Browder attended Steamboat Mountain School, Colorado. He then studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Later he shifted to the University of Chicago, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics. Finally, in 1989, he secured his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Bill Browder’s wife is Elena Browder. Together they have three children, a son named Joshua and two daughters named Jessica and Veronica. His son Joshua is the founder of DoNotPay, a robot lawyer app.
His paternal grandfather Earl Browder wаѕ the leader of the Communist Party U.S.A. He was born in Kansas, U.S.A. but moved to the Soviet Union, where he married Bill’s grandmother Raisa Berkman, a Russian Jewish woman. They were blessed with three sons. Ніѕ grandmother didn’t want his sons to be involved in politics. However, her sons had flourishing academic careers.
Bill became a naturalized British citizen in 1999. However, in 1998, he renounced his American citizenship. He gave on doing this because he was unhappy about the way U.S. authorities virulently abused his family because of his grandfather’s affinity towards communism.
Is Bill Browder Gay?
Till now, we have found no conclusive report to suggest that Bill Browder is gay. He has never been in a relationship with any male friends. He is married to his wife, Elena Browder. Together they are proud parents to three children.
Bill’s career began as a consultant in the Boston Consulting Group in London. He then got a job at MCC conglomerate which Robert Maxwell owned. Later he began to manage the Russian proprietary investment desk at Salomon Brothers.
Bill along with Edmond Safra founded Hermitage Capital Management in 1996. They aimed to invest a seed capital of $25 million in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. In the late 90s privatization was gaining tremendous momentum. Beny Steinmetz was another original investor in Hermitage.
Bill was loyal to Hermitage’s original motto of investing in Russia, even during the Russian financial crisis of 1998. Hermitage was an important shareholder in Gazprom, a Russian gas company and many other oil and energy companies. Bill discovered massive corruption and mismanagement in these state-owned Russian companies.
In 2005, after striking business deals in Russia for ten years, the Russian government did not allow Bill to enter Russia and blocklisted him as a “threat to national security”. The Economist presented that the Russian government blacklisted Bill as they felt that he interfered with the flow of money to “corrupt bureaucrats and their businessmen accomplices.”
In November 2008, Sergei Magnitsky, who was an auditor in Hermitage, was arrested. The Russian government prosecuted him in the case of tax evasion and corruption. He died on 16 November 2009 in a Russian jail. He was subjected to inhuman torture by the Russian government. His death gained the attention of international media.
Bill Browder fought to give justice to his friend Sergei Magnitsky. He lobbied in the U.S. Congress to ban the accused Russians from entering the U.S.A. and using their banking system. Thus, the Magnitsky Act became law on 14 December 2012 after President Barack Obama signed it.
Bill wrote a book named ‘Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice’, which quickly became a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller. In this book, he explains in detail about corruption in Russia and highlights his journey to secure justice for his friend following a murder.
In 2017, G.Q. magazine listed Bill as one of its Men of the Year for standing up to Vladimir Putin. However, worth magazine ranked him 67th most powerful person in the world in 2018.
For his notable contribution to the finance world, Browder was awarded the Trinity College (Dublin) S.M.F. award in 2019.
For being the driving force behind Magnitsky Act, Browder was presented with Lantos Human Rights Prize and American Spirit Award.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bill Browder in 2023
As of 2023, Bill Browder has an estimated net worth of more than $120 million. He generated a large source of wealth by being the C.E.O. of Hermitage Capital Management. At the peak of the fund’s performance, it successfully garnered more than $4.5 billion in assets.
Bill Browder sets a perfect example as a man who would go to any length to give his associates and friends justice. He threw light on the murder of his tax advisor Sergei Magnitsky. Friendship is more valuable to him than money. He is a man of immense courage as he bravely stands against the tyranny of Putin’s Russia.