Gold has been many things, celebrity agent, marketing executive, branding and PR specialist, TV personality, poker legend, VC rep and investor, but most importantly a philanthropist.
From 2007 to 2015 he had hosted, emceed or worked with 221 major celebrity charity events, helping to raise over 390 million dollars to date.
His involvement with www.GlobalCreativeForum.org in conjunction with the United Nations has made him most proud for its impact on affecting change in the world. His poker event was the first joint UN gaming and charity event . Having 24 hours on the MDA telethon with a special call to action to raise millions a year for the MDA ALS division has been in honor of his father Dr. Robert Gold who passed away in 2007 after a 7 year battle with ALS (Lou Gherigs disease).
He has recently overseen the marketing and PR for the launch of www.YouStake.com, which FORBES magazine named "one of the 5 start ups you need to know in 2015." YouStake is part of the current batch of companies in the top accelerator program 500 Startups.
Gold is the poker ambassador and head of Marketing for the celebrity owned public company World Poker Fund (OTC: WPFH) with social gaming, TV, online poker and land based casino interests.
Former Hollywood agent, celebrity talent manager and TV / Film packaging producer Jamie Gold after 15 years of running an entertainment industry company took a year off in 2006 to focus on his lifetime passion of poker.
After intense study, training and coaching with some of the best poker players in the world he played his first WSOP and the rest is legendary history.
Gold dominated approx 9000 players over 10 days, 15 hours a day to win the largest prize ever, 12 million dollars in the biggest poker event in history with a 90 million dollar prize pool. "He transformed table talk and poker play into an art form," per BLUFF magazine and "may be the most dominant performance we will ever see in poker" per ESPN.
He was featured on all of the highest rated poker television shows ever aired. He has appeared on over 100 original hours of poker and other reality shows on MTV, ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, ESPN, The Travel Channel, The Food Network… and has been featured in many documentary films and on countless covers of magazines and front pages of periodicals including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times as well as pieces in Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly among thousands of other online outlets.
As an agent / manager in the entertainment industry he represented the past careers of Jimmy Fallon, James Gandolfini, Donnie Wahlberg, Lucy Liu, Felicity Huffman, and 50 other notable artists.
He has packaged and helped produce film and TV product for 20 years.
He graduated University of New York at Albany business school with honors, currently lives between Malibu CA, Las Vegas and NYC.