Some newsletters are free missives from distant relatives. But some newsletters are the start of great wealth and general prosperity. That is the way it is with the Oil Express, a newsletter that Bruce Levenson co-founded with his friend, Ed Peskowitz, in 1977. Their company was United Communications Group (UCG) and the newsletter published all the insider data about the current events in the oil industry. The rest is a history of great accomplishment and of growing capital.
But Levenson did not stop there. He bought other newsletters in the oil industry and other industries. From these he created the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS). He used OPIS to build the best industry database ever made available. Levenson still owns UCG. He has expanded it tenfold to include news and feature articles for many sectors. News is available covering the inside events for energy, telecoms, mortgage banks, health care, and computer technology. It is UCG that produces the GasBuddy app everyone uses to quickly locate the closest gas stations with the cheapest prices.
After becoming a wealthy publisher, Bruce Levenson decided to contribute in a major way to American sports. According to ESPN, he became the leader in a group of investors that bought the Atlanta Hawks. They not only bought the national basketball team, while they were at it they also bought the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team. To top it all off, finally they bought the Hawks home court, the Phillips Arena.
Born into a great Jewish family in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Bruce Levenson has always been a big philanthropist and generous with his time as well. He is a major supporter of many Jewish causes. As a holocaust survivor, Levenson’s mother-in-law survived the horrors of the Nazi’s fascism during World War II. For more info, visit the official website of Mr Levenson at brucelevenson.com.