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Peter Samuelson
Peter Samuelson
Chairman, First Star Scholars UK
Peter‘s professional bio / interests
Peter Samuelson, Co-Founder and President of First Star, and CEO of PhilmCo Media llc, Mr. Samuelson is a serial pro-social entrepreneur and an adviser to significant foundations, philanthropists and family offices. In 1982 he co-founded the Starlight Children’s Foundation; by 1990 the positive psychological impact of Starlight seeded his next pro-social endeavor, Starbright World, co-founded with Steven Spielberg. 1999 saw the formation of First Star, 2005 EDAR Everyone Deserves a Roof, and 2013 saw him launch ASPIRE, the Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment. In the midst of all this Peter has produced 26 films and raised four children. Educated at Cambridge and the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, Peter resides in Los Angeles with his wife Saryl, and continues to fight every day for those less fortunate, chief among them abused and neglected children.
I’d like help with…
Making the world a better place. Fixing what is broken. New solutions for old problems. Philanthropy with maximum leverage and impact.
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
Purpose Prize Fellow. Bicyclist. Repetitive Social Engineer Dad. Favorite food Chocolate.
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A career highlight
Realizing that the five charities I am privileged to have founded have raised and deployed for good over 1.4 billion dollars since 1982. It takes a village..... go team!
Joined Guild
23 November, 2022