About

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director

The Carlyle Group

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $85.5 billion from 28 offices around the world.

Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, President of the Economic Club of Washington, and a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Rubenstein is also a Trustee of Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, the Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institution and the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.

Mr. Rubenstein is married to Alice Rogoff Rubenstein and they have three grown children.