About Melvyn Klein


Melvyn Klein is well known on Wall Street and in international financial circles. As president and chief executive officer of JAKK Holding Corporation, Klein co-founded and managed GKH Partners, L.P., with more than $500 million of equity capital, and was a founder and principal of $300 million Questor Partners, L.P.

From a family of modest means, Mr. Klein was born in Chicago, raised in Indiana, and schooled in upper state New York, New York City, Washington, D.C., and London, England.

Through hard work, focused commitment, and a dedication to old-fashioned values, Mr. Klein excelled in his pursuit of education, economics, politics, business and law. His achievements have earned him the respect and friendship of powerful leaders in business, government, education and the arts.

He is an attorney, an entrepreneur, an author and newspaper columnist, a Horatio Alger award winner, and a past executive in residence and adjunct professor of business at Texas A&M University. In short, he has done what he set out to do. He is working simultaneously at the highest levels in areas that interest him - law, public service, business, entertainment, and education. A committed American, Klein freely gives his time, energy, and money to further the American dream for many, simply because he believes it is his responsibility. According to Klein, "Success is being able to give back to your country and community.”