Henry R. Kravis is the co-founder and leader of the highly successful private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR). Henry Kravis and his cousin George Roberts first got his big break with Bear Stearns, where he was mentored by financial legend Jerome Kohlberg. Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts successfully launched buyouts of Stern Metals, Incom, and Boren Clay. Henry Kravis and his two partners left Bear Stearns to form KKR, which became famous for its buyout of RJR Nabisco. KKR remains one of the most successful private equity firms in history. Today, Henry Kravis is active in Republican politics and philanthropy, most notably as the founder of the prestigious Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership in recognition of innovative management in the nonprofit sector.
Official site of Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts.
The official KKR biography of Henry Kravis on the Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts corporate website. This bio includes a history of KKR.
Cityfile, a collection of bios of prominent New Yorkers, has a profile of Henry Kravis, outlining his achievements in the financial sector.
The official profile of Henry Kravis as it appears on the Wall Street Journal bylines.
Henry Kravis talks about the deal he is proudest of, and it is not the RJR Nabisco deal.
In this Forbes interview, Henry Kravis talks about the current economic climate, and why he is bullish about investments in India.
An overview of the Henry Kravis Prize in Leadership, which honors visionary and bold leaders of nonprofit organizations.
The Forbes listing of Henry Kravis, in which he comes in as #49 on the list of Richest Americans with a net worth of $6.5 billion.