2016 Great Immigrants Recipient

Len Blavatnik
Industrialist, philanthropist
Born in:

Len Blavatnik is the founder and chairman of Access Industries, a privately held industrial group with interests in natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications, venture capital and real estate. He is the owner of the multi-billion dollar firm Warner Music and holds investments in a range of companies throughout the world, including stakes in prominent firms such as LyondellBasell, Rocket Internet and the fashion label Tory Burch. Blavatnik, who was ranked 48th on the Forbes billionaire list in 2018, heads The Blavatnik Family Foundation, which supports many leading educational, scientific, cultural and charitable institutions. Last year, Blavatnik was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to philanthropy. He sits on the boards of Tel Aviv University, the New York Academy of Sciences, Carnegie Hall and also serves as a member of the Harvard University Global Advisory Council. Updated 2018