Democratic Party political donor and real estate entrepreneur who was convicted in 2005 of tax evasion and illegal campaign contributions.
He graduated from both New York University's Stern School of Business and Hofstra University's Law School.
He spent two years in prison for making illegal contributions to the New Jersey gubernatorial campaign of Jim McGreeve.
He was born in New Jersey to Jewish parents from Belarus. He grew up with one brother and one sister. He has two sons, Jared and Joshua, and two daughters, Nicole and Dara.
His son Jared married Ivanka Trump.