The financial success story of Jacob Gottlieb began in New York City as a youth. Jacob Gottlieb the managing partner and chief investment officer at Visium Asset Management LLC began his career as an investment Guru as a youth in the 7th grade. The school he attended in the 7th grade held a contest for students to pick successful stocks from the actual stock market and the winner was established based on who had the greatest returns from the stocks they picked. Jacob showed a superb skill set to evaluate and pick winning stocks on the Wall Street Stock Exchange. As a result, of the success in the competition, his father Max Gottlieb Ph.D. and Professor of Economics at the City University located in New York City, New York decided to open a live trading account on behalf of Jacob his son. Jacob Gottlieb also had the courage and entrepreneurial spirit to begin a successful small business selling beverages to golfers at a local golf course. As a teen, he had the forethought to invest in beverages from the local grocery store and utilizing a heavy shopping cart transport the beverages on to the golf course and sell them to thirsty golfers as they played the golf course. Also, Jacob leveraged a very skilled approach to the trading of baseball cards by collecting various baseball players’ cards and categorizing entire teams especially the Yankees for over several years. It is a rare phenomenon for a young person to find a talent and expertise at such a young age and have it transferred into a successful career in the business world in the future. On a lighter note, Jacob Gottlieb now invests time and resources on the youth in New York through Math for America organization express the importance of mathematics. As a matter of fact, the financial success story that resulted in the life of Jacob Gottlieb began at a young age in New York City and generated a lifetime of success and a rewarding career as a financial investment manager.