|Birth Place||Beverly Hills, California, United States|
|Age||67 YEARS OLD|
|Residence||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Western Michigan University|
|Spouse(s)||Kelly Noonan (m. 2016); Lisa (div.)|
|Family||Tom Gores (brother) Sam Gores (brother)|
"I love this country. I love what it brings. When you come from a different place, and you get to see the freedom that we have, the opportunity that we have -- it's insane."
Alec Gores was born in 1953 in Nazareth, Israel to a Catholic family, and he was raised and remains a practicing Catholic.
In 1978, he founded Executive Business Systems with $10,000, selling computers out of his basement. By 1986 the company employed over 200 people and was acquired by CONTEL for approximately $2 million.
Following the acquisition, Gores began acquiring and operating non-core businesses from major corporations. He eventually founded The Gores Group, a private equity firm in 1987 and since then has acquired 80 companies over 25 years.
In November 2012, he lost $17.4 million to gambler JP McManus in one backgammon session.