Bruce Levenson was born in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 1949, and is currently the age of 66. He is a American businessman, philanthropists, and the former owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise, the Atlanta Hawks, based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born into a Jewish family in Washington, D.C. and raised accordingly in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He would then go on to attend Washington University in St. Louis and eventually graduating from the law school at American University. It was while attending law school during the night at American University, that Bruce Levenson discovered his passion for journalism and began to write for the Washington Star.
In 1977 Levenson along with a colleague by the name of Ed Peskowitz, founded the United Communications Group (UCG) and was based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Together they created a newsletter, Oil Express, that specifically focused on the oil industry and new developments within the oil industry. UCG has since then grown into a company that now specializes in data, news, and analysis for healthcare, energy, mortgage banking, technology, telecommunications and other industries. UCG also owns a mobile application, GasBuddy, that helps drivers find the lowest gas prices in their local area.
Levenson and his partner Peskowitz bought the majority of the Atlanta Hawks in 2004, which included a NHL team as well, The Atlanta Thrashers, but was eventually sold in 2011. Levenson is currently a member of the NBA Board of Governors and acts as the managing partner for the Hawks. Levenson is currently attempting to sell his share of the team through the assistance of an investment firm.
Not only is Levenson a former NBA franchise owner, and businessman, but he also known as being a philanthropists. He is most known for donating to causes that particularly help the Jewish community and educate others on the history of his ancestors. Visit his Wikipedia page to learn more.