William Albert Ackman is a hedge fund manager and philanthropist of American origin. He is the founder-cum-CEO of the hedge fund management company, Pershing Square Capital Management LP.
William Albert Ackman was born on May 11, 1966 to Ronnie I. and Lawrence David Ackman. His father was the chairman of a New York real estate financing firm, Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group. His family was Jewish and he spent his growing up years in Chappaqua, New York.Ackman has a bachelor of arts degree 'magna cum laude' in History from Harvard College. His did his MBA from Harvard Business School.