Gold has been many things, celebrity agent, marketing and branding specialist, TV personality, poker legend, VC rep and investor, but most importantly a philanthropist.
From 2007 to 2017 he has hosted, emceed or worked with 263 major celebrity charity events, helping to raise over 400 million dollars for causes worldwide.
His involvement with www.GlobalCreativeForum.org in conjunction with the United Nations has made him proud for its impact on affecting change in the world. His poker event was the first joint UN gaming and charity event.
Co-founder of a cutting edge VR, mobile and video game production house for film and televison IP, along with the brilliant David Ortiz, former SVP of "Madden Football," head of Microsoft and Warner Bros. Interactive Gaming. Ortiz has assembled an incredible team; from Pixar, Google and Halo, with a combined 15 Game of the Year awards, 5 Emmys and 2 Oscars. Having just completed projects for Hasbro's "Transformers" franchise in VR, and AR for Magic Leap we are now creating a mobile game for Tyra Banks, Ken Mok, CBS and "America's Next Top Model" which airs in 110 countries.
Having 24 hours on the MDA telethon with a special call to action to raise millions 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).
In 2016 he became a partner and EVP at Emortal Sports Inc., www.EmortalSports.com
He is a current investor and advisor to the HaasPortman Family office fund. www.HaasPortman.com.
In 2017 he signed a sponsorship deal with BBO Poker Tables www.BBOPokerTables.com to donate 50 percent of all their profits to charity from his Gold signature line of championship custom home and casino poker tables and chips.
He is an advisor to, and head of Philanthropy for www.Youstake.com.
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 continues to package and help produce Film and TV product, now with a focus on VR, Mobile and Video games.
He graduated University of New York at Albany, currently lives between Malibu CA, Las Vegas and NYC.
The Big Game Big Give 2017 gala garnered 500 million media impressions for the cause as well as the brands that were involved through a new model of corporate philanthropy created by Jamie to give brands a higher level of celebrity connection and consumer engagement while supporting causes and ALL 100 PERCENT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Jamie is inspiring and showing corporations a new path to giving back while promoting their brand.
A true win for all. Learn more at: www.biggamebiggive.org.