George Roberts was born in Atherton, California, United States. George Roberts is #364 in List Billionaires People In The World. George Roberts is cofounder and co-CEO of private equity giant KKR & Co. and a pioneer in the leveraged buyout business. Along with his cousin Henry Kravis and their mentor Jerome Kohlberg, the three led KKR through debt-financed hostile takeovers starting in the 1970s. The firm is known for the 1988 buyout of RJR Nabisco, chronicled in the book "Barbarians At The Gate." KKR went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2010.
For any partnership to succeed you have to have certain shared values, making sure that people are aligned with their interests, their values are shared, and there are people you can trust. After all, people do business with people they like.