Jim Mellon is a British entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with a broad range of interests. Through Burnbrae Group, his private investment company, Jim has considerable real estate holdings in the Isle of Man and Germany, as well as investments in public and private companies.
Jim’s core investment principles and beliefs are underpinned by meticulous analysis of new industries or major changes in markets. He has frequently predicted emerging market trends and identified global industry developments at an early stage. In his book ‘Wake Up!’ he famously foresaw the global financial crisis of 2008.
His 2017 book ‘Juvenescence' sparked a rush of capital into the expanding field of aging research, resulting in the formation of Juvenescence, a cutting-edge biopharmaceutical business focused on the commercialisation of therapies to delay, stop, and reverse aging.
Most recently, Jim wrote ‘Moo’s Law’, a book that focuses on investment opportunities in cellular agriculture and the new agrarian revolution. Jim co-founded Agronomics Ltd. in order to invest in companies leading the way in this sphere, and is its largest investor.
Jim is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the Biogerontology Research Foundation. He is an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University's Oriel College, where he founded the Mellon Centre for Longevity. Jim also sits on the Advisory Board of the Center for the Future of Aging, part of the Milken Institute.