Meet Rebekah Neumann also known as Rebekah Paltrow and Rebekah Paltrow Neumann, she is the wife of WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann, who is being portrayed by actor Jared Leto in Apple TV+ limited series WeCrashed, which tells the story of the rise and fall of WeWork, and where actress Anne Hathaway appears as Neumann’s wife Rebekah.
Adam Neumann Parents
Adam Neumann was born on April 25, 1979, in Tel Avid, Israel, he is one of two children born to Avivit Newmann and her husband Doron Newmann, both professional physicians and parents of Adam’s younger sister Adi Newmann. Avivit and Doron Newmann divorced in 1986.
Two years after their divorce, Avivit Neumann Orbach, moved to the United States (Indiana) for her medical residency with her two children. Mrs. Neaumann Orbach is an oncologist at Rambam Health Care Campus. She graduated in 1980 from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Dr. Doron Neumann is an ophthalmologist.
Adam Neumann Sisters
While is widely known Adi Newmann is Adam’s young sister, he actually has another beautiful sister, Opher Auerbach, born from her mom’s second marriage
5’9 Adi Neumann is Adam’s younger sister, she was born in Beersheba, Israel on November 30, 1982; she worked as a fashion model, before getting married to Avi Yehiel and having two beautiful and amazing kids.
Opher Auerbach, Adam Neumann’s youngest sister was born in Kfar Saba; she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, international relations and political science at the Open University of Israel.
Opher is an operations and community manager at CityZone in Tel Aviv, Israel; before that, she was an associate at Brilliance Ventures from June 2020 to September 2021. Opher also spent some time at her brother’s WeWork between 2018 and 2019 as a community associate, before all of that, she was a public inquiry coordinator for the Israeliu Defence Forces.
Adam Neumann Education
Adam Newmann’s education had its ups and downs due to his dyslexia, he was in the third grade when he was able to read and write. He served as a officer in the Israeli Nav fore five years at the Israeli Naval Academy and later at Zicklin School of Business ar Baruch College in NY.
Adam Neumann WeWork
Before getting WeWork started, Neumann founded Krawlers the kid’s clothing company with knee pads, around that time he met Miguel McKelvey thru a mutual friend at a party.
In 2008, McKelvey and Newmann talked their landlord Joshua Guttman into allowing them to divide floors of a building that was empty and turned it into a semi-communal offices, that was the start of Green Desk, McKelvey was responsible for the designed of the website, logo, and the name.
Adam Neumann later sold Green Desk to Guttman, Adam and Miguel used the money from Green Desk in addition to $15 million they got from Joel Schreiber a Brooklyn real estate developer to create WeWork along with his wife and Miguel in 2010.
Adam Neumann stepped down from his CEO position at WeW in September 2019, although continued serving as non-executive chairman of the board, some said the reason was numerous reports of his drug use and desire to become Israel Prime Minister.
According to WSJ, the Japanese investor SoftBank was who encourage (more like enforced) Neumann into stepping down, the move would allow him to stay at the company he built into one of the country’s most valuable startups, but inject fresh leadership to pursue an IPO that would bring We the cash it needs to keep up its torrid growth.”
It was reported SoftBank wold give Neumann $1.7 billion to leave WeWork as most of his stocks. The reason behind these offering that many questioned from SoftBank who would also pay Neumann $500 million for the loans to JP Morgan Chase and $185 million in consulting fees is that SoftBank saw Neumannbasa liability for WeWork, whose valuation dropped from $46 billion to $8 billion in two months.
“He basically said, ‘This is what I need in order to leave,’ and they’re finding different ways to categorize that payment,” Nell Minow, vice chair of ValueEdge Advisors, a corporate governance consulting firm, told Recode. “The question now to me is, ‘What is SoftBank thinking?’ It’s hard to imagine that throwing any additional money into this mess is good for their investors.”
“They’re trying to make it attractive for him to leave the company,” Council of Institutional Investors deputy director Amy Borrus told Recode. “When the founder-CEO has voting control, sometimes you have to bend over backwards.”
In November 2019, Neumann along with other WeWork officials were sued by minority shareholders over a mishandled IPO and breaching fiduciary duties to them (minority shareholders).
In February 2020, WeWork Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure said Adam Neumann was not getting the $1.7 Billion as initially reported.
“To say that he has walked away with over a billion dollars is totally false,” said Claure, SoftBank executive and executive chairman of Sprint, in an interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Adam Neumann Net Worth
As of October 2021, Adam Neumann’s net worth has been estimated at $2.3 billion, this figure rose after WeWork’s merger with BowX Acquisition Corp. He holds 11% of WeWork valued at $722 million.
Back in 2019, Neumann’s net worth was estimated at $14 billion, dropped down to between $450 according to Bloomberg and $750 million according to Forbes. Around that time, Adam and his wife Rebekah sold their house in the Hamptons for $1.25 million, multiple unit in their NY townhouse for $37.5 million, and their San Francisco home for $27.5 million.
Adam Neumann Wife
Adam Neumann met his wife Rebehak Paltow in New York in 2007, just after she returned from yoga training with Tibetan monks in India.
“Rebekah went on that first date with me,” he would later recall in a Baruch College commencement address on the importance of finding a soulmate, “and within five minutes — now I say five minutes to be nice but it surely took 10 seconds — she looked me straight in the eye and she said, ‘You, my friend, are full of ****. Every single word that comes out of your mouth is fake.’”
Rebekah Newman born Rebekah Victoria Paltrowon February 26, 1978 in New York is the daughter of Bob and Evelyn Paltrow, her mom’s family are the owner of the lingery company Gelmart, while her father got into the steel pipes manufacturing, and later co-founded North American Communications and ultimately created a faux charity called American Cancer Research Inc. the coimapany and Bob Paltrow were later sued for collecting over $2 million in checks checks from people who expect the money to be sent to disease researchers. Rob and Evelyn Paltrow eventually divorced.
Rebekah Neumann the youngest of her siblings, stopped eating meat after her older brother Keith died of cancer at the age of 23. She has two older sisters, Marlene and Elysse”Lisi.”
Rebekah Neumann attended Horace Mann School before studying Buddhism and Business at Cornell University. Before getting WeWork started with her husband Rebekah tried acting and producing under the name Rebekah Keith, one of her films Awake released in 2010, included actors Rosario Dawson, Sean Lennon.
Others films include I Origins in 2014, Nomads in 2010, Free the Nipple in 2014, Aunt Louisa in 2012. After she forgot about showbiz, Rebekah became a certified yoga instructor.
Rebekah and Adam Neumann got married on October 9, 2008; they have since welcome five children, their daughter Elle born in June 2011, and two pairs of twin children, Adam and Reno born in July 2015.
In September 2019, when her husband stepped down as CEO, Rebekah also stepped down from her role as co-founder and CEO of WeWork’s entrepreneurial school WeGrow.
Is Rebekah Neumann Related to Gwyneth Paltrow?
Yes, Rebekah Neumann is Gwyneth Paltrow’s cousin; her dad Robert (b. Nov. 13, 1941) and Gwyneth Paltrow’s dad Bruce Paltrow (b. (November 26, 1943 – October 3, 2002) were brothers. In addition to her unfcle Bruce Paltrow, Rebekah Neumann has two aunts, Randi Paltrow of Cleveland (died in 2007) and Fran Paltrow of Sands Point, N.Y.
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