Michael Rubin, noted internet entrepreneur, philanthropist and social justice advocate, has built several multibillion-dollar direct-to-consumer companies. Driven by a deep passion for business and a life-long love of sports, Michael is Chief Executive Officer of Fanatics, the leader for licensed sports merchandise that is building a global digital sports platform. He also owns Rue Gilt Groupe, which includes two of the top online private sale destinations. Michael has always been on the cutting edge of technology and commerce. Prior to his current businesses, he was the Founder and CEO of GSI Commerce, which he sold to eBay for $2.4 billion in 2011. In addition to his entrepreneurial success, Michael is a criminal justice reform advocate and the co-chairman of the REFORM Alliance, an organization that includes some of the biggest names in sports, business and culture that’s dedicated eradicating antiquated probation laws that perpetuate injustice in the United States. Michael is also the creator of the ALL IN Challenge, one of the largest digital fundraisers ever that raised $60M to feed those most in need of meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Named annually as one of the most influential people in sports business, he is also a partner of the Philadelphia 76ers.
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