Michael Rubin was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States, is CEO, Kynetic. Michael Rubin is #800 in List Billionaires People In The World. Michael Rubin is the majority owner and CEO of Kynetic, which is the holding company for e-commerce retailers Fanatics, Rue La La and ShopRunner. After dropping out of Villanova University, Rubin started GSI Commerce, which he sold to eBay for $2.4 billion in 2011. As part of the deal he paid $500 million for majority ownership of 3 assets eBay didn't want: Fanatics, Rue La La and ShopRunner. In August 2017 SoftBank announced a $1 billion investment in Fanatics, which sells sports merchandise.
In December 2017, Turkish national offered a reward of 3-million Turkish lira (almost $800,000) for help in delivering Rubin to Turkey to answer Turkish terrorism allegations in connection with the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt
Between 2004 and 2009, he was editor of the Middle East Quarterly
Between 2002 and 2004, Rubin worked as a country director for Iran and Iraq in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, from which he was seconded to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq
Michael Rubin (born 1971) is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
His dissertation, The Making of Modern Iran, 1858–1909: Communications, Telegraph and Society won Yale's John Addison Porter Prize