Arthur Becker is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zinio. Zinio is a distribution service for digital magazines; the company offers more than 5,500 magazines to internet connected readers from a broad range of publishers, including NY Mag. Becker was formerly the CEO of NaviSite, a technology and applications business until the company was sold to Time Warner in 2011. Along with his duties at Zinio, Becker acts as a private investor in the real estate and the technology markets.
Becker had an interval in his life that was worthy of a fairy tale. He met and fell in love with the famous fashion designer Vera Wang. The couple led a privileged life and adopted two children after it became apparent that Wang could not conceive. Becker, himself, was in and out of the celebrity spotlight, He was a director from 1987 until 1993 at Bear Stearns & Company. Later he founded and was a board member at ClearBlue Technologies, Inc.
Just within the past year, Becker purchased an additional three adjacent Soho town homes on Sullivan Street. Each unit is 6500 square feet. According to TheRealDeal.com, Becker has invested $500 million in real estate located in New York through his Atlantic Investors LLC. Becker plans on making one of these properties his personal residence and possibly selling or leasing the other three townhouses.
The life of Arthur Becker has been filled with numerous business and personal successes, and the chance meeting with Vera Wang at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in New York City began an enchanting section of his life. When two powerful people begin a life together, there is no telling where it might lead. In the case of Arthus Becker and Vera Wang, it brought love and achievement to the couple for many years of marital bliss.