MARC B. NATHANSON
Marc Nathanson is chairman of Mapleton Investments, a diversified investment holding company that manages a range of global ventures valued at more than $1 billion including equities and direct investments. The firm’s real estate arm, Mapleton Properties, has a portfolio of properties worth more than $400 million. Prior to founding Mapleton in 1999, Nathanson founded and led Falcon Cable TV, which he sold in 1999 to computer billionaire Paul Allen for $3.7 billion. Nathanson also founded Falcon Waterfree Technologies, a global maker of water conservation products. He served as co-chair of the Pacific Council on International Policy, vice chair of the National Democratic Institute and founding chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council for Los Angeles. He is currently a trustee of the Aspen Institute, board member of USC’s Center for the Digital Future and Center on Public Diplomacy, a member of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Nathanson has an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion and is No. 40 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of Wealthiest Angelenos.
What was your proudest moment?
Serving as Chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors for seven years.
What is your alma mater?
University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Denver
What is your next project?
In business, acquiring more real estate properties
Who is your hero?
Secretary Madeleine Albright, an immigrant who became a true statesperson and great leader. What do you like best about Los Angeles?
Los Angeles is the creative capital of the world, with many diverse people contributing to make our community great.