Noam Gottesman

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Noam Gottesman
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BornMay 1961 (1961-05) (age 57)
ResidenceNew York City, US
CitizenshipUnited States, United Kingdom
EducationColumbia University
OccupationHedge fund manager
Known forCo-founder of GLG Partners
Net worthUS$ 2.5 billion (January 2018)[1]
Spouse(s)Geraldine Gottesman (divorced)
Bianca Dueñas (m. 2015)
Parent(s)Dov Gottesman

Noam Gottesman (born May 1961) is a New York City-based, British-American[2] businessman, former hedge fund manager, and co-founder of GLG Partners. He later entered the restaurant industry, investing in establishments including Eleven Madison Park in New York City, voted the world's number one restaurant by The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017. He is also the CEO of TOMS Capital. Gottesman has dual citizenship in the US and UK, and was listed on the April 2017 Forbes 400 list of richest people in America, with a net worth of $2.4 billion.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Gottesman was born in May 1961,[3] to a Jewish family,[4] the son of Israel Museum president Dov Gottesman.[5] He received a BA from Columbia University.[1]


Gottesman worked at the Goldman Sachs London office and became its executive director while managing global equity portfolios for their private client group.[6] He left Goldman Sachs in 1995 with Pierre Lagrange and Jonathan Green to co-found GLG Partners.[7] The company went on to manage $24.6 billion and become a publicly traded entity on the New York Stock Exchange (November 2007) and had up to $24.6 billion in assets under management.[8][9] Gottesman and his partners sold the company to the Man Group in October 2010 for $1.6 billion.[1][10][11] Gottesman continued to serve as GLG's co-CEO until January 2012 when he became the non-executive Chairman for GLG's business in the US.[citation needed]

Gottesman is the CEO of the investment company TOMS Capital.[7] Other activities include ownership of the restaurant Eleven Madison Park[7] trustee at his alma mater Columbia University[12] and board member at the Tate Gallery Foundation.[13] Gottesman is on the Chairman's Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art. He is also on the boards of Columbia University Medical Center, and NY Presbyterian Hospital.[14] Other activities include ownership of the restaurants Eleven Madison Park, which has been voted the number 1 restaurant in the world by The World's 50 Best Restaurants magazine publication,[15][16] and Shuko, which New York Magazine voted the "Best Sushi in New York".[17] He also owns Nomad, and the eponymous investment vehicle also named "Nomad" that he cofounded, which purchased Iglo Group, purveyor of Birds Eye Frozen Products.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Gottesman married Geraldine Gottesman and had four children. They later divorced.[7][19][20]

Gottesman comes from a family of art collectors,[21] and is among the 200 most notable collectors according to ARTnews.[22][23] He owns pieces by Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud and Andy Warhol.[7] In 2008, Gottesman sold his 14,700-square-foot mansion in London's Kensington neighborhood to billionaire steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.[24]

In 2014 he was dating the actress Lucy Liu.[25] In 2015, Gottesman married Bianca Dueñas, director of sales for fashion designer Reed Krakoff.[26]


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  2. ^ Parkinson, Gary (2006-02-27). "Trader in insider dealing case not coming back, says GLG". London: The Independent. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
  3. ^ "GLG Partners Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. ^ Forbes Israel: Jewish Billionaires - Profile of Noam Gottesman April 14, 2013 (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ YNet News: "Lucy Liu visits Israel" by Ran Boker March 1, 2011
  6. ^ "Bloomberg Businessweek: Noam Gottesman". Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Forbes: The Worlds Billionaires: Noam Gottesman". Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  8. ^ "GLG Partners, Inc". Archived from the original on 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  9. ^ "A Public Hedge Fund With Good News to Report". The New York Times. 2008-02-06.
  10. ^ Ebrahimi, Helia (2010-05-17). "GLG takes .6bn Man Group dowry in hedge fund marriage". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  11. ^ "Peter Clarke". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  12. ^ "Noam Gottesman". Retrieved March 29, 2012.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Tate Report 2007: Tate Britain and Tate Modern". 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  14. ^ "Noam Gottesman and Bianca Duenas Wedding". Brides Magazine. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  15. ^ "No.1 Eleven Madison Park: NEW YORK, USA". The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  16. ^ Florence Fabricant (April 5, 2017). "Eleven Madison Park Tops List of World's 50 Best Restaurants". New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  17. ^ Adam Platt (April 25, 2017). "The Absolute Best Sushi in New York". Grub Street section of New York Magazine. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  18. ^ Michael Bow (April 21, 2015). "Nomad Foods tycoons swoop for Iglo-owned Birds Eye in €2.6bn deal". Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  19. ^ "So rich you just want to slap them!". London: 17 November 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  20. ^ "London's 1000 most influential people 2011". 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  21. ^ "Dov Gottesman19172011". ArtAsiaPacific. 2011-03-22. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  22. ^ [1] Archived May 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ "Which Wall Streeters 'Run' The Art Market?". 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  24. ^ Martin, Arthur; McMeekin, James (2011-05-31). "Britain's richest street: The place by the palace, where the average house price is £19.5m". Daily Mail. London.
  25. ^ "Lucy Liu's Billionaire Boyfriend "Has Israeli Bodyguards Follow Her Around" — Report | Wetpaint, Inc. | Wetpaint, Inc". 2014-08-09. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  26. ^ "Noam Gottesman". artnews. Retrieved 13 November 2015.