George Roberts

CATEGORY: Billionaires
COMPANY: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Roberts is one of the three original partners of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Company where he amassed a net worth that ranks him amongst the wealthiest in the world. In 1989, Roberts led one of the most famous leverage buyouts in the takeover of RJR Nabisco. His involvement in the deal was profiled in the novel and movie Barbarians at the Gate.