One of the team owners of the National Basketball Association is Bruce Levenson who was recently a co owner of the Atlanta Hawks. Levenson has been active as the team owner since 2004 when he acquired the team. Since being owner of the team, he has helped it get back to contention in the league. However, Levenson has recently announced that he is going to step down and sell his ownership stake of the team through an investment banking firm. While this ends his tenure as a team owner, he has other activities that he does which include running his company called United Communications Group. Levenson is also a family man, philanthropist and political activist as well.
Bruce Levenson was born on October 1, 1949 in Washington D.C. and lived the first years of his life in the suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Once he finished high school, he went on to attend college at the University of St. Louis. After graduating from the University of St. Louis, he attended law school at American University. It was during law school where he began a career in journalism and helped give him the inspiration to start his own company United Communications Group which is one of the leading firms in media and technology.
Levenson formed United Communications Group from his apartment and started the company by publishing a newsletter called Oil Express which wrote articles about the latest trends in the oil industry. The company would later get a number of other databases and branch out to other issues and topics. These topics covered a variety of subjects pertaining to the healthcare industry, technology, energy, mortgage banking, and telecommunications. Therefore customers of the company will have the opportunity to read about a number of interesting topics that will help better inform the masses. This has helped his company become a major conglomerate in the media industry.
When not participating in business ventures and professional sports team ownership, Levenson participates in a number of charitable activities. He is a well known philanthropist who has helped make his community better through charitable contributions. Therefore he has been very active in helping make the community around him one that has an abundance of resources to thrive. Like a number of other wealthy individuals he has used his philanthropy to gain influence and help boost his personal reputation among his peers.
As well as being very active in philanthropy, Levenson is also active in politics as he has called for American foreign policy to help improve relations in the Middle East. This has allowed Levenson to voice his opinion about national and world politics. By promoting peace in the Middle East, Levenson is looking to help make not only his community a better place but also the world as a whole.
Levenson has a wife and three children and splits his time between homes in Atlanta, Georgia and Maryland. His family life is quite fulfilling as he looks to spend time with them when he is not actively participating in his business and charitable endeavors.