Michael Steinhardt is the Chairman and leading shareholder of WisdomTree Investments, one of the largest ETF index funds in the United States. He is a renowned investor, newspaper publisher, financer, and philanthropist. A pioneer of the modern hedge fund, Steinhardt has had a distinguished career in money management. He has channeled his success toward philanthropic pursuits, including revitalizing Jewish life and practice in America. Steinhardt has also been politically active, generally supporting a neo-conservative point of view.