Bruce Levenson has led a life of many successes. After being born to a Jewish family in Washington D.C., Levenson grew up in Chevy Chase Maryland. He was driven by his desire to be successful, spending the majority of his life working toward an educated advantage. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Washington University. Afterwards, graduating from American University with his Juris Doctor was only the beginning of his varied life of fame. From the top floor of his father’s liquor store, Levenson launched the successful United Communications Group. It was here that his success was lifted from moderate to high. Prior to the creation of the United Communications Group, Levenson was a well-known writer for the Washington Star and Observer Publishing. In addition to his many efforts, Bruce was an original contributor to the Holocaust Museum, which pays tributes to the Jewish people that lost their lives during the reign of Adolph Hitler during World War II. He is an avid supported of the museum’s effort to provide educational support for inner city children that want to become involved with the museum.
In 2004, Levenson fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning a professional sports team. He purchased the Atlanta Hawks, which he maintained until 2014. It was at that time that he decided to sell the team. When Levenson hired a team to negotiate the selling of the team and the rights to the well-known Philips Arena, he gave a steep asking price of around one billion dollars. This was definitely a price that was seemingly high for potential bidders, but Levenson’s team knew what they were doing. These expectations were at the top end of what some experts say the price should be for the team. It was likely expected that the actual purchase price would be slightly lower.
The winning bidder of the Atlanta Hawks is Antony Ressler. His offer of 850 million grew close to Levenson’s initial belief that he could make one billion dollars in the offer. Ressler’s group, consisting of other name-worthy investors such as Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, former NBA star Grant Hill, among others.
Bruce Levenson founded UCG and has earned his lavish lifestyle. He has had his hand in many different aspects of the business world. From business creation and investment to sports and philanthropy, Bruce Levenson has truly experienced the very best of the professional world. Throughout his lifetime he has had a profound influence on the world around him, instilling information in the public through his writing and the cities in which he lives with community support programs.