“My father taught me three things:
- Protect your name
- Never let a book out of your hands
- Have a sense of outrage at injustice
That’s why from the time I was five years old, beginning at 5AM, I was reading a book for an hour or so. It’s habit that I still have at age 90 and a half.”
Bernard Rapoport, 2007
In 1951, Bernard Rapoport founded American Income Life Insurance Company with $25,000 of borrowed capital. Today, AIL is one of the nation’s largest providers of supplemental life insurance to labor unions, credit unions, and associations. American Income Life covers more than 2 million policyholders and represents more than $130 million in annual insurance product sales. AIL’s growth is sustained through high customer satisfaction, innovative lead programs, customer referrals, and a lucrative compensation program.
If you’d like to learn more about our esteemed founder, the University of Texas Briscoe Center for American History has provided his autobiography, Being Rapaport, as an e-book.