David Rubenstein is the co-founder of private equity firm The Carlyle Group. After practicing law in New York in the early 1970s, Rubenstein served as domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter and worked in private practice in Washington, D.C. The Carlyle Group focuses on leveraged buyouts, growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance. The firm employs more than 575 investment professionals in 21 countries. In 2007, Forbes ranked David Rubentstein as the 165th wealthiest person with a net worth of $2.5 billion. David Rubenstein is an active philanthropist, and has made sizable donations to several universities, including Duke, Harvard, and John Hopkins.

The Wikipedia biography of David Rubenstein, which details his early career and several notable quotes.

The official corporate bio of David Rubenstein on the Carlyle Group website.

The Forbes profile of David Rubenstein, which ranks him at #165 on the Forbes 400.

The Carlyle Group, along with other private equity firms, is turning capital towards infrastructure investments.

In this Wall Street profile of the Carlyle Group, the private equity firm was hit hard by the economic crisis of 2008, but still managed to expand its business.

David Rubenstein tells Bloomberg News that he believes the worse of the recession is “probably over.”

David Rubenstein says 2008 was an extremely difficult year for private equity firms and hedge funds.

The Philadelphia Inquirer published a comprehensive profile of David Rubenstein’s board memberships

Pension and Investments reports that private equity firms such as the Carlyle Group are focusing more on infrastructure investments in favor of bank bailouts.