Russel Gimelstob is an athlete who also works as a real estate entrepreneur. At a very young age, he knew that he would like to become an athlete someday. While he was young, his family trained him to love sports, and he would always practice and learn new things about different games. When he was in high school, he enrolled at the Newark Academy and joined the tennis varsity team. He became a captain during his sophomore years, which was a first in the history of the school. He lead the school’s team to the championships, and his contribution to the school enabled him to be inducted at the Newark Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
He enrolled at Cornell University after he graduated from high school, and he also joined the university’s tennis varsity team. During his senior year, Russel Gimelstob was chosen to become the captain, and he stayed undefeated during his sophomore years at the Ivy League. During his stay with Cornell University, he is consistent in bagging the Academic All-Ivy and the Academic All-American awards. He graduated from the university in 2001, earning his B.A. with distinction. He also received his M.P.A. degree from the same university in 2002.
Right after he finished college, Russel Gimelstob started looking for a job. He worked with Goldman Sachs from 2002 to 2005, serving as a trader and an analyst for its two divisions. After his stint with Goldman Sachs, he decided to transfer to Dune Real Estate Partners, where he will be working for the last fourteen years. He managed to accumulate a lot of experiences from his job with Dune Real Estate Partners, and he helped the company develop properties and other projects across the US West Coast.
Russel Gimelstob is also a philanthropist, supporting foundations like the Valerie Fund, and receiving awards from established groups like the Hebrew Academy for Special Children for his contribution to the society.