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Important Lessons to Learn from Len Blavatnik

December 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Article by Access Industries

When you think of Leonard “Len” Blavatnik, there are probably a number of things that come to mind. Obviously, there’s Blavatnik, the entrepreneur. After all, he’s been hugely successful in a number of industries thanks to his company, Access Industires.

accessindustries1There’s also the Blavatnik who is clearly also a big fan of education. Aside from his own education, which involved some of the best schools on the planet, the man also gives back to schools like Harvard.

Then there is Blavatnik, the philanthropist. One only has to look at the Blavatnik Family Foundation to see his dedication to helping others in a big way.

Aside from admiring the man, we should also look to learn from him. Blavatnik was not born wealthy, but he did work hard at cultivating an impressive work ethic (clearly).

He has spread that success around as much as possible. This doesn’t just mean philanthropies either. Blavatnik’s Access Industries helps tons of people by supplying amazing products and services as well as employing thousands.

The CEO also isn’t bound by any type of border as his influence can be found on just about every continent. That’s the kind of attitude that belongs to a visionary like this man.

While it’s easier said than done, it’s worth working toward trying to emulate the man.


There are many things that are near and dear to Len Blavatnik. Harvard is clearly one of them, which is why he’s given the school millions. The founder of Access Industries also has his Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator there too.

Philanthropy: the Most Important Investment

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Access Industries

When most people think of investments, they tend to think of traditional stocks. Maybe even specific ones come to mind. Other popular options consist of actual options, futures, mutual funds, ETFs, forex and commodities. Notice anything missing from this list? If you were Blavatnik, entrepreneur extraordinaire, you would. You’d notice that the most important investment of all was not all that list: philanthropy. Although most may know Blavatnik for his fascinating biography, his billions of dollars or the many achievements he can list under his name, one of his proudest credentials is being known as a philanthropist.

The New York Academy of Science Len Blavatnik Award is just one example of this. This very important academy gives out awards to young scientists to not only reward and recognize their important achievements, academics and sacrifices, but also to encourage them to continue dedicating their lives to science and staying the course where their passion is involved. Without such a prestigious award, who knows how many bright minds would turn away from an otherwise promising future?

So if you have all your other investments handled, now’s the time to consider philanthropy. Blavatnik has.


The Blavatnik Foundationmay be one of the most interesting philanthropies in the world if for no other reason than it’s run by one of the world’s most interesting men. Len Blavatnik has attended more school than most and accomplished more than just about everyone else, yet the famous billionaire still gives back.