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Nationality  American
Name  Rebecka Belldegrun
Years active  1986-present
Spouse  Arie Belldegrun

Religion  Jewish
Parents  Shlomo Zabludowicz
Children  4
Board member of  BabyFirst
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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
People also search for  Arie Belldegrun, Poju Zabludowicz, Shlomo Zabludowicz

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.

Intertech Corporation

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.

BellCo Capital

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.

Board memberships

Belldegrun serves as a member of a number of boards, including:

  • BabyFirstTV - director
  • Brentwood School - Chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees
  • California Institute of Technology - trustee
  • LACMA - Trustee
  • Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response at the University of Pennsylvania - Member of the External Advisory Board
  • LSM at the University of Pennsylvania - Member of the Advisory Board
  • In the past, Belldegrun served as a member of the following boards:

  • Columbia University - Member of the Board of Visitors
  • Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya - Member of the Board of Trustees
  • RAND Corporation - Member of the Board of Advisors
  • USC Center on Public Diplomacy - Member of the Advisory Board
  • Personal life

    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.


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