George Roberts - Fortune - Billionaire list

George Roberts
George R. Roberts (1945-) is a financier and was one of the founders of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR). He is a self-made billionaire. Much of which came from doing leveraged buyouts (LBO) when in Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. He co-founded Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co with Bear Stearns mentor Jerome Kohlberg in 1976. One of the most famous LBOs Roberts was involved in was the buyout of RJR Nabisco in1989. This led to him being one of the main characters in the book and movie, Barbarians at the Gate.

He is married and has 3 children. Education: Cairo University, Bachelor of Arts / Science. He is the first cousin of Henry Kravis.

$1.5 billion as of 2005.