From Modest Means to Quiet Philanthropy
Arik Kislin’s rise to being a philanthropist and role model for business investors has many twists and turns that make his story both intriguing and inspirational.
Kislin was born in Odessa, Ukraine, in 1968. When he was four years old, he moved with his family to Israel. He never lost his ability to speak Russian, which would promise to be useful later in life. After a year in Israel, his family moved to Ladispoli, Italy, eventually settling in Boston in 1973 where his father, who was a butcher, became a taxi-driver. The lessons of hard work were being taught firsthand.
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