Daniel Och is a well-known American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is the Chairman and CEO of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group. This is a global hedge fund or alternative asset management firm.
Daniel donated $15 million to Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union in December 2010. Also, this school was renamed to Golda Och Academy, in honour of his mother.
Personal Life of Daniel:
Daniel Och was born in 1961 in Maplewood, New Jersey. He attended Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union in West Orange, New Jersey. This school was renamed to Golda Och Academy, in honour of his mother. It is a Jewish day school founded by his parents, Golda and Michael Och.
Daniel Och has a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1982, Daniel began his career at Goldman Sachs in Risk Arbitrage Department for 11 years. Later, Daniel became Head of Proprietary Trading in Equities Division and Co-Head of U.S. Equities Trading.
Wife of Daniel:
Daniel is married to Jane and they have three children. Daniel has a $20 million home in Southampton, New York.
Mother of Daniel:
Golda was born in Montreal, Canada. She moved to the US in 1957. When Golda died on 10th January 2010 in Maplewood New Jersey, she spent 44 years there. Golda graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Albert A. List College, joint with Columbia University. Also, she held a master’s degree in Jewish history from JTS.
Golda was married to Dr. Michael Och. They were members of the Herskowitz Society of MetroWest. This was established in 2008 by the MetroWest Day School Campaign. The donors made significant endowment and commitments to Community’s day school. Mrs. Och was the chairperson of the MetroWest Maxine Fischer Scholarship Committee (2007-2008). She served on the MetroWest Women’s Philanthropy board for several years. In 1965, Golda Och and Dr. Michael Och were among the founders of Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union.
Later on 6th December 2010, Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union was officially renamed as Golda Och Academy. Golda Och committed most of her life working at different levels in the school. She helped to develop the school too. Golda was the Board President thrice from 1979 to 1982. Also, she was the school’s business manager for 10 years.
Golda Och taught Jewish history and was president of the Parents’ Association. Golda Och was well known and respected advisor, mentor and beloved friend. All generations of Schechter leaders, teachers, families and students liked her.
Siblings of Daniel:
Daniel has a Sister called Susan and a Brother called Jonathan. All the children attended Schechter School where their mother Golda was a teacher.
Net Worth of Daniel:
Daniel Och is net worth of $3 Billion. Forbes ranked him at 603rd spot in the list of world billionaires. He was ranked at 218th spot in the list of top billionaires in Unites States in 2017. He was ranked at 246th spot in the Forbes list of 400 billionaires across the world in 2016. He was ranked at 20th spot in the list of top hedge fund managers.
He is the Chairman and CEO, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group. Presently, the Company manages around $33.6 billion.
Forbes (February 2014) listed Daniel Och as one of the 25 Highest-Earning hedge fund managers in 2013. Daniel’s personal interests are philanthropy. Daniel is the Vice Chairman of Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organisation fighting poverty in New York City. Other interests include skiing and history