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Paul Zane Pilzer

Paul Zane Pilzer


Paul Zane Pilzer is a college professor, economist, social entrepreneur, and the author of nine best-selling books published in 25 languages.

Paul graduated Lehigh University in three years and received his MBA from Wharton Business School in 15 months at age 22. He became Citibank’s youngest officer at age 22 and its youngest vice president at age 25. He was appointed a professor at New York University at age 24 where he taught for 21 years and was five times voted “best teacher.”

He served as an appointed economic advisor in two White House administrations and has been featured on the cover of more than 100 publications, including the front page of The Wall St. Journal. He has a particular fascination with educating students on both sides of the bell curve.

Pilzer has started, and/or taken public, six companies in healthcare and K-12 education with a combined market capitalization of $1 billion, but his “best assets” are his wife Lisa and their four children ages 13, 11, 10, and 9 who are all avid surfers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, and chess players.

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