David M. Rubenstein

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David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $246 billion from 29 offices around the world. 

Mr. Rubenstein has been a leader in the area of Patriotic Philanthropy, having made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of the Washington Monument, Monticello, Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Arlington House, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Rubenstein has also provided to the U.S. government long-term loans of his rare copies of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment, the first map of the U.S. (Abel Buell map), and the first book printed in the U.S. (Bay Psalm Book).

Mr. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge; the host of The David Rubenstein Show and Leadership Live with David Rubenstein; and the author of The American Story and How to Lead.

Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Constitution Center, the Brookings Institution, and the World Economic Forum; a Director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and President of the Economic Club of Washington, among other board seats.

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Other 2021 Authors & Speakers

Walter Isaacson

Nicole Perlroth

Dave Barry

Luis J. Rodriguez

Dr. Euan Ashley

Dr. Steven E. Koonin

Tom Ikeda

Daniel James Brown

Amy Tan

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee

Bari Weiss

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Billy Collins

Billy Collins

General H.R. McMaster

Don George

Isabel Allende

Wade Davis

Niall Ferguson

Jeffrey Brown

Alex Filippenko

Dr. Ramon Resa

Julia Flynn Siler

James Strock