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Bobby Sager is an American philanthropist and photographer, best known for founding the Sager Family Traveling Foundation and Roadshow, a charitable organization. Sager also was a partner and the president of Gordon Brothers Group from 1985 to 2000.
Sager was raised in Malden, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. His father owned a small jewelry business, while his mother was a homemaker who sometimes worked as a small-time activist for local African American couples having issues renting apartments. Mrs. Sager would rent the apartments on behalf of the couples and later take the landlords to court.
Despite aspiring to become an actor, Sager pursued business, graduating from Brandeis University in 1976 with a degree in economics, then going on to obtain a Masters of Management from Yale University.
After college, Sager first started earning money by scalping tickets to Boston Celtics games. Sager would later use his passion for jewelry making (a skill he learned from his father) to earn considerable wealth.
In 1985, Sager joined Gordon Brothers Group as a partner and served as their President. Between 1985 and his departure from Gordon Brothers in 2000, Sager helped the company grow from a $10 million a year business to a multi-billion business with 20 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Sager still serves on the board of advisors for Gordon Brothers.
Sager also serves on the board of trustees for Tufts Medical Center, formerly the New England Medical Center. He’s also a member of the Young Millionaires Club.