Net Worth: $2.5 Billion
- Source of Wealth Business, Company, Leveraged Buyouts, Investment
- Birth Place United States
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name David Bonderman
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth November 27, 1942
- Occupation Co-Founder of Texas Pacific Group (TPG)
- Education University of Washington and Harvard Law School
- Children five children
About David Bonderman
David Bonderman is an American businessman and the founding partner of TPG Capital with an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion as of April 2016 according to Forbes. He was the 170th richest person in the “Forbes 400” list and was ranked 554th in the list of World Billionaires.
Born on November 27, 1942, Bonderman graduated from the University of Washington and Harvard Law School. He was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law at Harvard University, a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, and an assistant professor at Tulane University Law School. He then worked as a partner at a law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. He specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy, and antitrust litigation.
David Bonderman was a chief operating officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (RMBG) which later became the Keystone Inc. He has served on the boards of Washington Mutual Inc., American Savings Bank, Denbury Resources, and Burger King Holdings, Inc. He currently serves on the boards of Continental Airlines, Inc., Böwe Bell & Howell Co., Ducati Motorcycles S.P.A., Credicom Asia, the National Education Corp., Beringer Wine Estates, Carr Realty Co., Virgin Cinemas, Ltd., CoStar Group, Inc., GemAlto N.V., Ryanair Holdings, Inc. and Ryanair, Ltd. Since December 2003, he is the Chairman of Ryanair Holdings and Ryanair Limited. He is also a member of the board of The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, the World Wildlife Fund, The University of Washington Foundation and the American Himalayan Foundation.
In 1992, Bonderman co-founded the Texas Pacific Group (TPG) which is now the TPG Capital as well as its Asian affiliate, Newbridge Capital. The firm has built a $55 billion private-equity empire when he was lucky after reorganizing Continental Airlines.