David M. Rubenstein

The Carlyle Group
Company executive (investment and finance); Philanthropist
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership

David M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group. He served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments before becoming the Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the Carter administration. He also practiced law in both New York City and Washington, D.C. Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, and the Economic Club of Washington; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; and a Trustee of the World Economic Forum, among other board seats. Mr. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge; the host of The David Rubenstein Show, Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein, and Iconic America; and the author of The American Story, How to Lead, The American Experiment, and How to Invest. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013 and serves as a member of the Academy’s Board of Directors and a member of the Academy’s Trust. He previously served as co-chair of the capital campaign, the Academy and Its Future, which raised over $110 million.

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