Arthur Becker is a 66 year old former stockbroker. He was born in Brooklyn New York in 1950. Arthur earned his BA in Fine Arts from Bennington College in 1969. With a love for art, he began working by moving 18th century American houses. In the late 1990’s he resumed his photographic work. Mr. Becker has had exhibits featuring his art work at Morgan Walker Fine Art and the Hal Katzen in New York. Arthur has also had his art exhibited in Florida at Art Basel and Arcature Fine Art in Palm Beach. You can visit Bloomberg to know more.
In addition to his artistic career, Arthur Becker worked for Bear Stearns and made his fortune by purchasing tech companies in the early 2000’s. Recently Mr. Becker has dabbled in real estate in both Florida and New York. He currently is developing a building at 465 Washington Street in New York. This building is projected to sell for just over $52 million dollars. The 465 Washington Street building will contain eight luxury condominiums.
According to NY Daily News, in addition to his new build project on Washington Street, Arthur quiestly financially backed the developement of 111 West 57th Street in New York as well as 10 Sullivan Street. The 57th street project consisted of row homes and the sullivan street project was a sixteen story condominium building. The developer of the sullivan street project transferred three of the units to Becker in exchange for his financial backing during the project. Check out Crunchbase to know more.
There are many things Mr. Becker may be recognized for in addition to his developement projects. Arthur Becker was married to fashion designer Vera Wang for nearly twenty years. He designed Bnox binoculars, however they were not very popular and did not last long on the market. Arthur partnered with a friend to puchase a macadamia nut orchard in Hawaii. They had ten to twelve orchards at a cost of $4 million and contracted macadamia nut sales with Mrs. Fields Cookies. They were profitable and ended up selling their orchards to Mrs. Fields for $10 million. More details can be found on Ideamensch.