Milstein was born in 1952 in Haifa, Israel. The 66-year-old philanthropist is an Israeli- American national. He hails from a generation of real estate developers as his father Hillel Milstein was one. Adam was the firstborn son in a family of three. Adam Milstein joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1971. He was at the war front of the Yom Kippur War. He later joined Technion. Adam graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in 1978. Having majored in business and economics, he was fit to join his father in expanding the family business. He tied the knot to Gila Elgrably in Haifa and moved his family to the United States in 1981. Adam then attended the University of Southern California where he received his Masters of Business Administration degree. He then started a career as a real estate sales agent.
Adam Milstein is part of Hager Pacific Properties. He is the managing partner of the company. His work includes disposition, managing finances, and accounting. The Hager Pacific Properties expertizes in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and reposition of services such as office, industrial, multi-family properties among others. The Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation was pioneered by the philanthropist and his wife. The firm focuses on sponsoring students and the youth to get acquainted with their Jewish roots. It also helps the youth by providing facts and knowledge about the Jewish people and mainly to advocate for the State of Israel.
Adam Milstein is also a co-founder and currently the chairman of the Israeli-American Council. The organization provides free books written in Hebrew to Israeli-American families in the U.S. In 2015, Adam Milstein and his colleagues organized the inaugural Campus Maccabees summit. The event was mainly created to bring awareness and facts about the Jewish State and also to show the might of the Israel community.
Adam Milstein launched a podcast featuring talks with artists, activists, thinkers among others who share the same thoughts concerning the problems facing the Jewish communities. He has been named among the leading twitter activists and people positively influencing Jewish Life.