David Gottesman Net Worth is$1.9 Billion
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Profession: Businessperson
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1926-04-26
Place of Birth: New York City
David Gottesman Net Worth: David Gottesman is an American entrepreneur who has a net worth of $1.9 billion. Born David Sanford "Sandy" Gottesman to a Jewish family on April 26, 1926, in New York, he earned his wealth as investment advisor in many projects. A graduate of Trinity College who holds an MBA from Harvard University, Gottesman started his investment advisory company First Manhattan Co. in 1964. The company specializes in providing investment managing services to partnership, trusts, institutional clients, individuals and retirement accounts. Being a longtime friend of Warren Buffett, Gottesman became an early investor in Berkshire Hathaway, and later in 2003, he joined its Board of Directors. Currently, he owns Berkshire Hathaway's shares worth $3 billion. Known for his philanthropic work, in 2008, Gottesman and his wife, Ruth, gave $25 million to the Yeshiva University medical school. Moreover, he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of trustees of American Museum of National History in New York.
David Sanford "Sandy" Gottesman (born April 26, 1926) is an American businessman and billionaire.


He was born to a Jewish family in New York City, the son of Esther Garfunkel and Benjamin Gottesman. He has two siblings, Milton and Alice. He is a nephew of American pulp-paper merchant, financier and philanthropist Samuel Gottesman.
He founded the investment advisory firm First Manhattan in 1964.
He began a friendship with Warren Buffett in 1962. He was an early investor in Berkshire Hathaway and today owns 19,000 shares, worth $3 billion in 2013. He joined the Berkshire Hathaway board of directors in 2003.
He lives in Rye, New York with his wife, Ruth, to whom he has been married for over sixty years. Ruth has a master's degree in Developmental Education and a PhD in Human Cognition and Learning in the area of Educational Psychology both from Teachers College at Columbia University. Together, they have three children and seven grandchildren. He is an avid swimmer.

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