COURTESY KKR

COURTESY KKR

Highlights from Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis’s personal collection include Louis XIV furniture and paintings by Renoir and Monet. That is to say, the couple takes their art seriously. They also run the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, which since 1985 has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to arts and health organizations and causes. Henry is a cofounder of the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Marie-Josée, a Canadian economist who has served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, was named president of the Museum of Modern Art board of directors in 2005.

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Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis

Location:
New York

Source of wealth:
Finance and investments

Collecting area:
French furniture; Modern and contemporary art

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Fun fact:

The book and film Barbarians at the Gate is inspired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.’s 1988 leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco for $31.4 billion.