Name Rebecka Belldegrun
Years active 1986-present
Spouse Arie Belldegrun
Parents Shlomo Zabludowicz
Board member of BabyFirst
|Full Name Rebecka Zabludowicz|
Born 1950 (age 64–65)Helsinki, Finland
Occupation CEO and president of BellCo Capital
Relatives Poju Zabludowicz (brother)
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Alma mater Sackler Faculty of Medicine
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Rebecka Belldegrun (born 1950), MD, is a Finnish-born American ophthalmologist, businesswoman, investor, and philanthropist.
Early life and education
Belldegrun was born in Helsinki to Pola and Shlomo Zabludowicz. Her younger brother is Poju Zabludowicz. She received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and later completed her Ophthalmic Surgery residency in Israel, and her fellowship in Corneal Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
In 1986, Belldegrun founded Intertech Corporation, a New York real estate company specializing in real estate development, investments, and acquisitions. She expanded Intertech’s businesses and holdings to include interests in high-tech, biotechnology, hotel management and industrial manufacturing in the United States, England, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Israel. She served as the President of the company until 2003.
Belldegrun serves as the CEO and President of BellCo Capital, a Los Angeles venture capital firm which she founded in 2003. BellCo Capital focuses on finding seed investments and experienced management to early-stage and start-up companies, as well as on leveraged acquisitions of, and growth equity investments in leading middle-market enterprises. The company's business transactions include international private equity investments in retail, , high-tech, biotechnology and real estate. One of BellCo's investments is in BabyFirstTV.
Belldegrun serves as a member of a number of boards, including:
In the past, Belldegrun served as a member of the following boards:
Belldegrun is married to Dr. Arie Belldegrun and together they have four children. They reside in Bel Air, an affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles. Their oldest son, Ben Belldegrun, a hedge fund manager, is married to Kelly Bergantz, senior producer for Syco.
In 2016, in its annual ranking of the wealthiest people in Israel, Forbes Israel ranked Arie and Rebecka Belldegrun 37th with a personal net worth of ₪3.9 billion (equal to US$1 billion).
Arie and Rebecka Belldegrun have donated over $1 million to the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, and have donated a $5 million sculpture to LACMA.