David Gottesman – A New York-based Investor and Warren Buffett’s
Long Time Friend

Net Worth: $2 Billion

David Gottesman is an American entrepreneur and self-made billionaire. He was born on 26th April, 1926 in New York City to a Jewish family. He is the nephew of Samuel Gottesman, who is an American financer, pulp-paper merchant and philanthropist. In1964, he founded an investment advisory company known as First Manhattan.

Gottesman has been a board member of Berkshire Hathaway for about a decade, and most of his fortune lies in the company’s share. By 2013, he had a total of 19,000 shares in the company, which are estimated to be worth $3 billion. Gottesman is also renowned for his philanthropic activities. In 2008, he made a donation of $25 million to Yeshiva University medical school.

He is currently listed as the 328th richest person in the United States by Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $2 billion. He and his wife Ruth reside in Rye, New York. The couple has been blessed with three children and several grandchildren.

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