Who is James Goldstein?
American businessman James F. Goldstein was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, on 5 January 1940, making Capricorn his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps only known for being a huge fan of National Basketball Association (NBA), as he can often be seen attending live games, usually sitting in courtside seats; James is a huge fan of the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers, and has attended numerous post-game press conferences. Various magazines have written about James’ passion for basketball, including “EPSN the Magazine”, “Detroit Free Press”, and “USA Today”.
The late American lawyer and business executive David Joel Stern once served as the NBA commissioner, and stated that James had invested quite a lot of money in the NBA, perhaps more than any other fan.
Education and early life
James was raised in Milwaukee by his father C. Ellis Goldstein who was a department store owner, and mother Nanette (nee Gamse) who was a housewife; not a lot else has been disclosed about James’ family, including whether or not he has siblings.
He was 10 when he watched his first NBA game, and his since been passionate about the sport. James was only 15 when the Milwaukee Hawks hired him to keep their game statistics, and it was then that he became ‘hooked to professional basketball’.
James studied at Nicolet High School and was on its basketball team; he matriculated in 1958 and then enrolled at Stanford University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1962; he didn’t play basketball at Stanford, as he wasn’t good enough.
James refuses to answer questions related to his wealth, and people can only speculate his net worth, and how was it that he became rich.
It’s widely believed that James is a billionaire, and the magazine “Wall Street Journal” has written that James has perhaps made these billions through real estate in Los Angeles, California. The magazine “The Hollywood Reporter” wrote about James in 2020, claiming that it was through mobile home parks that James became rich, while Carson city’s attorney Sunny Soltani has claimed that James is taking money from the most vulnerable people in society, and that several cities have spent millions to fight him in court, none of which has been proven.
James is living in the Sheats Goldstein Residence in Beverly Crest, Los Angeles which was built in 1963, and designed by John Lautner who had been mentored by the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, credited with designing over 1,000 structures in 70 years. The house has been written about in various magazines, including “Town & Country”, “Robb Report” and “The New York Times”.
James bought the house from its previous owners in 1972, and hired John Lautner to improve it; Duncan Nicholson began working on the house after John died in 1994, and is still making improvements to it, while James has promised that it will go to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art following his death.
The house can also be seen featured in a number of movies, such as “The Big Lebowski”, “French Exit”, and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”.
Most viewed YouTube videos
James doesn’t have a YouTube channel, but he and his house are still quite popular on the network, as they’ve been covered in many videos uploaded onto YouTube by other users. We’re going to write about three of the most watched videos amongst these, as they’ve contributed to James’ popularity on the internet.
His #1 video “Touring One of the Most Iconic Modern Homes in the WORLD!” was uploaded by Enes Yilmazer on 17 January 2022, and has been watched close to seven million times; it features James talking about his life, especially about his passion for architecture and his house.
James’ second most popular video “Sheats Goldstein House by John Lautner, complete overview and walkthrough” was uploaded by John Lautner Architecture Videos on 4 April 2021, and has been watched close to 100,000 times; it covers James’ house, and talks about the movies and music videos in which the house has been featured.
His #3 video “Why Club James Is The Ultimate Party House? | Documentary | Inspire The Night” was uploaded by Red Bull Music on 12 May 2017, and has been watched close to 80,000 times; it covers James’ nightclub in Los Angeles.
Love life and relationships
James rarely speaks about his love life in public, and has only revealed that he doesn’t believe in marriage, and has thus never married.
Some of James’ fans believe that he’s either bisexual or gay, and that this is why James is so secretive when it comes to speaking about his love life in public; some have even claimed to have seen James spending time with his boyfriend at his nightclub in Los Angeles, but no evidence has been provided to support any of these claims, nor has James addressed the rumors.
He seems to be unattached as of April 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Club James shot by David Bellemere
Posted by James F. Goldstein on Monday, January 24, 2022
Interesting facts and hobbies
James bought the property next to the Sheats Goldstein Residence, while the house on the property was also designed by John Lautner; he tore it down and built a party house, an office and a tennis court.
James is active on Instagram, and is followed by more than 130,000 people on the network, while over 6,200 pictures and videos have been uploaded onto it; most of his content is related to NBA.
He’s befriended numerous NBA stars, including Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal and Wilt Chamberlain.
James has travelled all around the world, mostly for work but also for pleasure; he still likes the US the most.
His favorite actor is the late James Dean, while some of his favorite movies include “Finding Jack”, “East of Eden” and “Rebel Without a Cause”.
Height, eyes and wealth
James’ age is 83. He has blue eyes and grey hair, but almost always wears a hat; he’s 5ft 11ins (1.85m) tall and weighs around 170lbs (78kgs).
James’ net worth hasn’t been revealed to this day, but is speculated to be over $1 billion, as of April 2023.