People

Mike Novogratz

Mike Novogratz

Formal First Name
Michael (Mike)
Dates
11/26/1964 - present

Michael Novogratz is the Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Digital, a digital asset merchant bank. He is a successful and well-respected hedge fund manager who formerly served as the Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Macro Fund. Novogratz is also a prominent advocate for digital assets and blockchain technology. He bought cryptocurrency for the first time before retiring from Fortress and founding Galaxy Digital in 2018. In 2017, Novogratz revealed that at least 20% of his net worth is held in Bitcoin and Ethereum, from which he received over $250 million in profit.

Professional Experience


Academic History

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Founder and Board Chairman of Beat the Streets
  • Chairman of The Friends of the Hudson River Park
  • Honorary Chairman of USA Wrestling Foundation 
  • Board Member at Vita Sports Partners
  • Board Member at the Princeton Varsity Club
  • Board Member at the Jazz Foundation of America
  • Trustee at the NYU Langone Medical Center


KEY LEARNINGS

  • You will eventually learn that things you never thought were possible can actually happen!
  • Novogratz believes that it is important to give back to your community somehow.


MEDIA


OTHERS

  • Novogratz has served on the New York Federal Reserve’s Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets from 2012 to 2015.
  • He has made criminal justice reform a focus of his family’s foundation. 
  • He served as a helicopter pilot in the United States Army.