Founder, Lifestyles Magazine International
Founder, Meaningful Influence
Founder, Lifestyles Magazine International Founder, Meaningful Influence

Gabriel Erem is the founder Lifestyles Magazines International and Meaningful Influence—the world’s preeminent media and communication platform dedicated to high philanthropy. The highly successful organization was created 44 years ago and its board members are the “Who’s Who” of leading philanthropy, academia and global opinion leaders.

Gabriel and his team work in partnership—among others-with leading philanthropist and pioneering e-Bay cofounder Jeff Skoll, the creator of Participant Media on a number of ground-breaking social entrepreneurship programs that affect the daily lives of millions around the world.

Their extensive network includes young wealth-holders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists from around the world—all connected by Gabriel Erem’s media, communications and research platform—dedicated to transforming the narrative of major wealth away from materialism to social responsibility entrepreneurship and innovation.

Gabriel Erem is advisor to a global list of leading individuals—holders of major wealth—as well as institutions and organizations and a very significant number of the members of the “Giving Pledge”-an unprecedented US- led global philanthropic effort.

He is a VIP invitee to the World Economic Forum in Davos as well as to a number of similar gatherings in the United States and elsewhere. He currently serves as a senior adviser on major global matters like WTO membership as well as leadership positions in major corporations.

Gabriel Erem has been recognized by a number of leading organizations as well as honored on a number of occasions by the Congress of the United States and the United States Department of Justice/DEA. He also serves as Director of the Federal Drug Agents’ Foundation. He has been honored by a number of civic and community organizations. The City of New York in recognition for his civic activities honored him with a Mayoral Proclamation declaring a “Gabriel Erem Day.” He is an avid and accomplished nature photographer.

A recent New York Times bestseller penned by 20th United States Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen pays tribute to Gabriel Erem with the following words “I have borrowed liberally from the thoughts and insights of Gabriel Erem, one of the most extraordinary men I know whose knowledge of strategic issues is unparalleled.” Gabriel Erem is married to his wife Susan for 44 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.

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