Introducing ‘Henry Kravis’ The Genius Investment Banker
Introducing “Henry Kravis” The Genius Investment Banker-Magnate Talk!!!
An interview with billionaire Henry Kravis. In this interview Henry discusses how he first got into corporate finance and his journey in the industry so far. Henry also talks of his life, including school, college and early work in finance. This interview offers a insight into the way Henry thinks and his attitudes towards success and failure.
Henry R. Kravis (born January 6, 1944) is an American Businessman. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm with $94.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2013. He has an estimated net worth of $4.8 billion as of September 2015, ranked by Forbes as the 108th richest man in America and the 278th richest man in the world.
Kravis has been married three times. His first marriage to Helene Diane “Hedi” Shulman ended in divorce. They had three children, Harrison S. Kravis (b. 1972, d. 1991 car accident), Robert R. Kravis (b. 1973), and Kimberly Kravis Schulhof (b. 1975). Hedi remarried to James Thompson Ruger, son of William B. Ruger and died of cancer on April 2, 1997 at age 49.
Kravis later married New York designer Carolyne Roehm (born Carolyne Jane Smith) in 1985, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1993. The home decorated for the couple by Robert Denning and Vincent Fourcade was parodied in the 1990 movie The Bonfire of the Vanities. Kravis is currently married to a prominent Canadian economist, and former columnist and TV personality in Canada, Marie-Josée Drouin. She sits on the boards of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Robin Hood Foundation, and is the president of the Museum of Modern Art board of directors.
Kravis mainly lives in New York City and has a seasonal residence in Palm Beach, Florida; he also owns homes in New York City; Southampton, New York; Paris; Meeker, Colorado; and Sharon, Connecticut.
A supporter of Republican politics, he was a supporter and fundraiser for President George W. Bush and John McCain. He was also a major contributor to the 1992 re-election campaign of President George H. W. Bush. In 1997, Henry Kravis joined with Lewis M. Eisenberg to establish the Republican Leadership Council. In 2017, he also contributed one million dollars to Donald J. Trump’s presidential inauguration.