George R. Roberts is a self-made billionaire, and has consistently ranked on the Forbes 400 list and is current co-chairman and co-CEO of KKR, a private equity firm based in New York. He graduated Claremont McKenna College in 1966 before attending the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Out of college, Roberts went to work for investment bank Bear Stearns, becoming partner at the age of 29.
While at Bear Stearns, Roberts, alongside his cousins Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. and Henry Kravis, began a series of “bootstrap” investments. In 1976, Roberts, alongside cousins Kohlberg and Kravis, departed from Bear Stearns to form their own company, KKR.
Roberts is also known for his philanthropic efforts, creating foundations for job creation as well as donations to his alma mater Claremont McKenna College.
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