David Bonderman is a billionaire investor, businessman,and philanthropist who has become one of the world's most influential entrepreneurs. Bonderman is the Chairman and Founding Partner of private equity giant, TPG Capital. Prior to forming TPG in 1992, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group in Fort Worth, now Keystone Group. Before that, he was a Partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy, and antitrust litigation. Through his career, Bonderman has served as a director on numerous other public, private, advisory, academic and charitable boards. He is currently active in working with high-growth companies through his service on the board of directors of Kite Pharma, Inc. He serves on the boards of The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, the American Himalayan Foundation, Wyss Foundation, and funds the Wildcat Foundation.
TPG & ACQUISITIONS
Bonderman was co-founder of both Hotwire.com and CoStar Group, Inc., a leading data company for commercial real estate.
Before that, he was a Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division.