Ryan Kavanaugh, born on December 4, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, United States, is an astute and savvy investor. His creation of the “Moneyball” model of film finance catapulted his fame.
Ryan Kavanaugh’s Jewish family raised him in the Brentwood neighborhood. Leslie Levin, his mother, was a real estate broker, and his father, Jack Konitz, was a dentist who became a businessman. His father was born in Germany. Before Ryan was born, he changed his surname to Kavanaugh.
Ryan Kavanaugh resides in Malibu, California. In 1998, he married Tracy Tanner, a makeup artist eight years his senior. He then bought a three million dollar house in the Hollywood Hills. They fell out of love. In 2011, he married ballet dancer Britta Lazenga, only to divorce in 2014. His friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper threw a bachelor party for him. In 2015, he married South African swimsuit model Jessica Roffey. They had a small ceremony on the beach in Malibu. Two years later, Ryan and Jessica had a baby on the way. They named him Maximus after Russel Crowe’s character in Gladiator.
His passion for the animal world made him active in dog rescue through his acquisition of FreeHand. He is also active in supporting the pet food brand, Dog for Dog. It donates dog food to local and national shelters for each purchased product to save dogs from euthanasia.
Despite being busy running a list of companies, he still finds time to take part in charities. He serves on the boards of several charitable foundations, including the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation in Los Angeles. His outstanding dedication to inner-city young people earned him the Community Champion Award. He impressed the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, too. He became the sole winner of their 2010 Hollywood Humanitarian Award. He was the Chairman of Art of Elysian for almost eight years.
The Anti-Defamation League also enjoyed his active support. It is a group committed to fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds. He became the recipient of their 2011 Entertainment Industry Award for demonstrating leadership and extraordinary innovation in the entertainment industry. First Star also commended his dedication to improving life for child victims of abuse and neglect. His efforts and financial contributions add up to over a hundred million dollars raised for various charities.
Ryan Kavanaugh continues to build his portfolio. He keeps on finding smart investments where he can make money. Ryan Kavanaugh is an exceptional example for those in need of inspiration. He proved that taking a calculated approach to make investments and your career can be a successful formula.