Jeffrey Sachs

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Birthday
5, 1954
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

An economics expert and Columbia University professor, he authored three New York Times bestselling books. His popular works include The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011).

Before Fame

He received both his undergraduate degree and his Ph.D. from Harvard and became a professor of economics at the university at the young age of twenty-eight. He later became the director of Columbia University's Earth Institute.

Trivia

He was twice named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World list.

Family Life

He was born in Michigan to Joan Abrams Sachs and attorney Theodore Sachs. With his wife, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, he had three children: Lisa, Adam, and Hannah.

Associated With

He and Nelson Mandela were both included on Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.