Many high-profile businesspeople rise to the top of the corporate ladder with the intention of fattening their wallets to live a life of luxury, but not all entrepreneurs hold the same priorities as the next. If it were a possibility to search for the image of successful entrepreneurs that use their fortunes for the betterment of all, you would find the picture of James Dondero amongst them. James is a started his path to success in the financial industry by studying at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce where he earned two separate Bachelor of Science degrees, one for Accounting and the other for Finance. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
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When James Dondero’s education was complete, he moved into the world of finance to become a highly successful entrepreneur. James started his career with JP Morgan Chase & Company in 1984 but soon moved on to a coveted position with American Express after his achievements with the financial training program at JP Morgan. James achieved several of his personal business goals with various companies before deciding to break ground on his investment firm, Highland Capital Management in 1993. After a short period, Mr. Dondero earned himself a glowing reputation as one of the world’s most prominent alternative credit managers. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
You might thank that someone as successful as Mr. James Dondero would keep the majority of their fortune for themselves, but you would be wrong in this case. James has a devotion for Dallas Texas that runs deep, so deeply in fact that his philanthropic efforts focus entirely on supporting any establishment or organization that promises the betterment of the city of Dallas, and it’s residents. For example, recently the Dallas Zoo was able to reopen their beloved hippopotamus habitat thanks to Mr. Dondero’s one-million-dollar donation. Dondero did not stop there when it came to assisting the zoo. To rebuild the habitat to match its former glory, the Zoo needed approximately 14 million dollars to get the job done. With the help of his philanthropic organization, The Highland Dallas Foundation, James Dondero assisted the city of Dallas with connecting with other entrepreneurs and philanthropists to come up with the funds needed to recreate the beloved habitat, which now entertains happy visitors every day.