Billionaire who served on the Board of Directors and acted as the Global Head of Real Estate for Blackstone Group, an international asset management company.
He received his education from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with degrees in both English and business.
He donated $25 million to found a cancer prevention organization called the Basser Research Center.
He married Mindy Basser in 1995. The Basser Research Center was named after his wife's sister, who had died of ovarian cancer.
He and Microsoft owner Bill Gates both became billionaires.