As per our current Database, Hamilton James is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: September 20, 2019).
Currently, Hamilton James is 69 years, 3 months and 28 days old. Hamilton James will celebrate 70rd birthday on a Wednesday 3rd of February 2021. Below we countdown to Hamilton James upcoming birthday.
Hamilton James’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.
Hamilton James was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.
James attended Harvard College, where he was a John Harvard Scholar and from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1973. He received his MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School in 1975, where he was a Baker Scholar.
In 1975, James joined investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and became head of the firm's global M&A group in 1982. He founded DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc. in 1985. In 1995, James was appointed chairman of the firm's banking group, a position he held when DLJ was acquired in 2000 by Credit Suisse First Boston, and was a member of its board of Directors. At CSFB, James served on the executive board and as chairman of global investment banking and private equity. A 2007 Wall Street Journal article credited James with leading the acquisition process, on behalf of DLJ.
In 2002, James joined global alternative asset manager The Blackstone Group, where he serves as President and chief operating officer. He also serves on the firm's executive and management committees, and its board of Directors.
In May 2012, James, a Democrat, hosted a fundraiser at his home in New York for President Barack Obama, raised more than $2 million for the President's reelection campaign. Under President George W. Bush, James served as a member of the President's Export Council's Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness.
In 2013, James announced Blackstone LaunchPad's expansion into Montana. The Blackstone LaunchPad program is a $50 million initiative that aims to foster entrepreneurship across the country. Senator Jon Tester, who helped bring the program to Montana said, "It's about how you build an economy, how you better a state like Montana, how you keep this country on the cutting edge."
As of October 2015, he had a net worth of US$1.93 billion.
In 2017, The New York Times reported that The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Finance committee is led by James, who is also one of the board members at the Met. In August 2017, James was appointed chairman of Costco after the death of co-founder and long-time chairman Jeffrey Brotman.
James has supported the arts with endowments including the Amie and Tony James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, the Hamilton R. James Sculpture Acquisition Fund at the de Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and the Waleska Evans James Gallery for the Karolik Collection of 19th Century American Landscapes at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.