Bruce Levenson is a former NBA owner, philanthropist and a dedicated and driven businessman. The 67 year old Levenson was born Oct 1, 1949 in Washington D.C, but his heritage is Jewish. Bruce Levenson finished law school at American University and went on to focus on his entrepreneurial goals. Early in his career Bruce Levenson has always had the desire to do great things, co-founding United Communications Group (UCG) with friend Ed Peskowitz in 1977.
Bruce Levenson started the grassroots company in his apartment in Maryland. Together Levenson and Peskowitz published newsletters and launched databases that focused on providing information to the public about the oil industry. The Newsletter, oil express provided a service that would keep the lastest developments in the oil industry accessible to its readers. Levenson also started Gasbuddy, a mobile application that was designed to help identify the lowest gas prices in their area. It was also operated and owned by United Communications Group.
Bruce Levenson along with Ed Peskowitz were majority partners of the Atlanta Hawks. In 2004 the Atlanta Hawks LLC, formerly the Atlanta Spirit LLC was purchased from Turner Broadcasting. The Atlanta Hawks have been resold and bought by an Ownership Group headed by Tony Ressler and includes Grant Hill a former all-star. The team sold for a Forbes reported $850 million on June 24, 2015.
Levenson is an active philanthropist supporting various causes and organizations related to his Jewish heritage as well as causes that focus on the education of children who don’t have access to the income needed to pursue their educational pursuits. These organizations include the I Have A Dream Foundation, Seed Foundation, Seeds of Peace, and Birthright Israel, just a few among the numerous other causes that he has supported with his time and financial contributions.