|Residence||New York City, US|
|Citizenship||United States, United Kingdom|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Occupation||Hedge fund manager|
|Known for||Co-founder of GLG Partners|
|Net worth||US$ 2.5 billion (January 2018)|
|Spouse(s)||Geraldine Gottesman (divorced)
Bianca Dueñas (2015 - )
Noam Gottesman (born May 1961) is a New York City-based, Israeli-American 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, which was voted the number 1 restaurant in the world 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.
Early life and education
Gottesman worked at the Goldman Sachs London office and became its executive director while managing global equity portfolios for their private client group. He left Goldman Sachs in 1995 with Pierre Lagrange and Jonathan Green to co-found GLG Partners. 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. Gottesman and his partners sold the company to the Man Group in October 2010 for $1.6 billion. 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.
Gottesman is the CEO of the investment company TOMS Capital. Other activities include ownership of the restaurant Eleven Madison Park trustee at his alma mater Columbia University and board member at the Tate Gallery Foundation. 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 Colombia University Medical Center, and NY Presbyterian Hospital. 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, and Shuko, which New York Magazine voted the "Best Sushi in New York". 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.
Gottesman comes from a family of art collectors, and is among the 200 most notable collectors according to ARTnews. He owns pieces by Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud and Andy Warhol. In 2008, Gottesman sold his 14,700-square-foot mansion in London's Kensington neighborhood to billionaire steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.
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