Jonathan M. Nelson

Jonathan M. Nelson Age, Net Worth & All Biography - Updated Dec 2022

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Jonathan M. Nelson is a businessman and investor from the United States. Moreover, Jonathan M. Nelson is the founder of Providence Equity Partners which is a global private equity firm based in Providence, Rhode Island, which manages funds with over US$45 billion in commitments. 

Early Life

Jonathan M. Nelson was born in 1956 in Providence, Rhode Island, in the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 66 years old and holds American nationality.

His birth name is Jonathan Milton Nelson and has a birth sign of Scorpio. Nothing is available regarding his ethical background, early childhood, parents, and siblings.

Talking about his academic qualification, he completed his graduation from Brown University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Following graduation, he supervised Wellman, Inc.’s Chinese division.

In 1983, he returned to the United States and got a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Professional Career

Coming toward his professional career, Jonathan M. Nelson joined Narragansett Capital in 1983. It is a private equity firm, where he was a managing director. He worked in broadcasting, cable television, and publishing at Narragansett.

Moreover, he established Providence Equity Partners, a pioneering sector-focused private equity firm, in 1989. It is the world’s leading private equity investment organization focused on investments in media, communications, education, and information.

The New York Times labeled him the “stealth mogul” for keeping a low profile despite his firm’s significant media holdings.

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Caption: Jonathan M Nelson in a talk show (Source: YouTube)

Nelson and other Providence founders created Providence’s credit investment unit with Deutsche Bank’s Thomas Gahan in 2008. The unit is called Benefits Street Partners, and it manages $9.16 billion (inflation-adjusted) in assets.

Nelson is on the boards of the Chernin Group, MLS Media, Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, Television Broadcasts Ltd, and Univision Communications.

He has also served on the boards of Eircom Plc, Hulu, Language Line, MetroNet (now AT&T Canada), VoiceStream Wireless (now Deutsche Telekom), Warner Music Group (now Alltel Wireless), and the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network.

Other activities and Awards

Nelson is recognized as a Fellow of Brown University as of March 2019 and has previously served as a trustee. He has contributed at least $36 million to the university, including funding for the Nelson Fitness Center, the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, and the endowment of two professorships.

In 2013, he received the Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition (Patronage) from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art for his direction in the design and construction of the Nelson Fitness Center.

Brown built the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship in 2018 as a result of Nelson’s $25 million donation. He is on the Rockefeller University Board of Trustees.

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Caption: Jonathan M Nelson on the cover page of Fortune magazine (Source: The New York Times)

Nelson received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award in August 2014, the school’s highest distinction bestowed on its graduates.

He has signed up to the Giving Pledge which is a campaign led by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to encourage the wealthiest people in the United States to pledge to donate the majority of their fortune to charitable organizations.

Moreover, he serves on the Newport Festivals Foundation’s board of directors. He enjoys yachting and large-mountain skiing.

Jonathan M. Nelson – Net Worth 2022

Talking about Jonathan M. Nelsonnet worth, this multi-billionaire has a net worth of $ 3.1 billion. As of 2022, he is ranked in the 1397 billionaire position in the world and Forbes 400 has listed him in the 351 positions.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, Nelson has not shared his current relationship status in public. We can assume that this businessman might be single and unmarried.

However, Nelson might have had at least one relationship in past. Moreover, this man has not been a part of controversy or rumors and keeps a safe distance avoiding things that can affect his career.

Body Measurements

This businessman has light brown eyes with salt pepper hair color. However, there is no other information regarding his other physical appearances such as height, weight, and other body stats.

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Caption: Jonathan Milton Nelson posing for a photo (Source: Fortune)

Jonathan M. Nelson – Social Media

As of now, this businessman is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.