Thursday, December 4, 2014

David Rubenstein

     Earlier this year, I was talking with two women at the Duke Gardens.  David Rubenstein's name came up in relation to Duke Libraries, where one of the women worked.  Mr. Rubenstein donated a small fortune to the rare book and manuscripts collection, which was then named the Rubenstein Library.

      I had no idea when this happened until yesterday, when I heard someone named David Rubenstein on the Diane Rheem Show.  It turned out he was a Duke grad in 1970 and worked in the library.

He later wrote about how much he appreciated his student job.  Well, he now helps manage the Carlyle Group and is on the Board of the Kennedy Center, and Chairman of the Board at Duke.  His list of accomplishments is amazing and he wants to give away half of his fortune before he dies.

Here's a Youtube video from May with Mr. Rubenstein speaking at the Fuqua School of Business.

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