David Rubenstein is the co-founder of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm. In the 2008 Forbes 400 ranking of the wealthiest Americans, Rubenstein was ranked 155th with a net worth of $2.7 billion.Rubenstein grew up in Baltimore, and graduated from the college-preparatory high school, Baltimore City College and then from Duke University magna cum laude in 1970. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1973. From 1973-75, Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Prior to starting Carlyle in 1987, with William E. Conway, Jr. and Daniel A. D'Aniello, Rubenstein was a domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter and worked in private practice in Washington, D.C.He lives in Bethesda, Maryland and is married to Alice Rogoff Rubenstein, founder of the Alaska House New York and the Alaska Native Arts Foundation.Rubenstein is among the group of American billionaires who have pledged to donate more than half of their wealth to philanthropic causes or charities as part of The Giving Pledge.
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In one of the region's largest IPOs ever, DC-based private equity firmThe Carlyle Group saw its stock price remain flat on Thursday during its first day of trading after its initial public offering.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has selected Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore. ) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) as its 2012 Digital Patriots for their support of innovations in technology.
In the wake of yesterday’s news that the iPad 3 launch will likely be delayed until 2012 due to problems manufacturing the tablet’s high-resolution display panels, Reuters is reporting that Apple may be investing in a Sharp plant in Japan that manufactures LCD screens for iPads and iPhones.
American Journalism Review “We throw a lot of things at the wall to see what sticks,” says Tony Hopfinger, editor of the two-year-old Dispatch, which is bankrolled primarily by publisher Alice Rogoff, a former U. S. News & World Report CFO and the wife of billionaire Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein.