Jacob Gottlieb was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was born into a family of immigrants from Poland who had landed in the United States in the 1960s. He was born by parents who had everything going on well for them in professional careers. His father, Max was a professor of economics while his mother was a pediatrician. The careers of his parent influenced the person he has become today. He has had interest in both industries- healthcare and economics. In his future career, he followed lessons that he had learned from his parent at a young age.
Jacob Gottlieb developed interests in trading at a very young age. In he won his first contest in trading while he was in 7th grade, there was a trading contest in his school, and he emerged the overall winner. This can now be related with the influence his father’s career had on him. His father was thrilled that his son had developed prowess in trading at a very young age. He opened for him an investment account that he would use while still in school. By the time Jacob was completing his high school education, he was ready to pursue the careers which he was passionate about. He was ready for economics and medicine.
Jacob Gottlieb went to Brown University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Economics. He also attended the New York University School of Medicine, where he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine. His first interest was in medicine. He worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital as an intern in order to grow his skills in medical practice. Jacob Gottlieb did not stay for long in the industry. He was ready for a switch. He decided to pursue interests in the financial industry. He joined Wall Street as Chartered Financial Analyst.
His first role in Wall Street was with a company that covered both aspects of his careers. The firm was known as Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. His work was to analyze the global healthcare industry. He later left the company and moved to Merlin Biomed Group as a healthcare portfolio manager. In this new position, he did not last for long; he made another move to Balyasny Asset Management. It is in this firm where he showed his prowess. His portfolio made huge profits. He became on one of the top earners in the Wall Street.