Keith Barish is an entrepreneur, investor and marketing innovator. He has built an array of businesses across entertainment, real estate, finance, and private equity.
Barish began his career while still in college. In 1965, at the age of 20, he founded Manufacturer’s National Bank of Hialeah. The following year he started an international real estate fund (GRAMCO) that became one of the largest purchasers of office buildings and residential properties in the United States. After selling his interest in the fund, throughout the 70s Barish began buying undeveloped land in South Florida.
In 1979, Barish moved to Hollywood, purchased the film rights to Sophie’s Choice, and went on to produce and/or finance 16 major motion pictures including The Fugitive, The Running Man, and 9½ Weeks.
In 1991 Barish co-founded Planet Hollywood.
After resigning from the board of Planet Hollywood, Barish founded The Barish Fund, a family financed private equity fund buying small to medium sized companies, the last of which was sold in 2017.
Barish now manages a personal portfolio that includes passive and non-passive investments, and spends more than half his time on charitable and philanthropic endeavors.
Keith and his wife Ann have one son and one granddaughter, and collect modern and contemporary art.