Michael J. Berman

Michael J. Berman is an American businessman, responsible for founding George magazine with John F. Kennedy, Jr. in 1995.[1] Due to Kennedy's fame, it was the largest magazine launch that year.[1] At the time of the launch, Berman owned a New York public relations firm.[1]

The two had apparently been quietly working on the project for several years before selling an interest to global publisher Hachette Filipacchi Media, which was responsible for its launch. Berman sold his share of the company in 1997[2] and continued to serve as George's president until 1998.[citation needed]

Berman has subsequently headed several media-related and investment companies, including holding the post of chairman at Novix Media and president and Chief Operating Officer of Hachette Productions, a Hachette Filipacchi subsidiary that focuses on film and television media.[3] As of 2003, he serves as president of Galaxy Ventures.


  1. ^ a b c Sumner, David E. (2010). The Magazine Century: American Magazines Since 1900. Mediating American History. New York: Peter Lang. p. 199. ISBN 978-1-4331-0493-0. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Berman sells 'George' interest. Mediaweek. A/S/M Communications. July 7, 1997. p. 55. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  3. ^ German, Kent (June 2000). "Salon for Twentysomethings". American Journalism Review. Retrieved July 20, 2011.

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