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Bill Zanker
Founder, The Learning Annex

Bill Zanker is an American entrepreneur, best known for being the founder of the adult education company The Learning Annex. He is married to Deborah Zanker, and the two have three children. The family currently resides in Utah.

 In 1998, Mr. William Zanker started, one of the first internet-based eLearning companies. He sold the company for $9 million in 1999. In 1993, Bill Zanker founded The Great American BackRub®, a chain of stress reduction storefronts. Bill Zanker sold his interests in the company in 1997 to The Barclay Group.

Ian 2013 Zanker announced the launch of, a digital platform aimed at broadening the crowdfunding market to include the general public. One of the more notable financial partners is Donald Trump, who, as of May 7, 2013, personally supports new projects on a weekly basis that are also promoted on Trump's Twitter account.

Zanker grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1976 and majored in film towards a master's degree at The New School.

Bill Zanker is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life with Donald Trump.

Credit: The Learning Annex
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