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The son of Israel Museum president Dov Gottesman, Noam Gottesman is a self-made billionaire hedge-fund manager worth approximately $2.4 billion, according to Forbes. His art collection reportedly includes works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud. He worked at Goldman Sachs, leaving the firm to co-found GLG Partners with Pierre Lagrange (also on the ARTnews Top 200) and Jonathan Green. In 2012, Gottesman became CEO of the investment company TOMS Capital. He owns the restaurant Eleven Madison Park in New York, and is a trustee at Columbia University, his alma mater. Gottesman is also a board member at the Tate Gallery Foundation. In early 2015, he married Reed Krakoff’s director of sales, Bianca Dueñas; Beyoncé was among the wedding’s attendees.

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Noam Gottesman

Location:
New York

Source of wealth:
Hedge fund

Collecting area:
Postwar and contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

Gottesman frequently hosts high-profile friends (including Beyoncé and Jay Z) at his estate in Hampshire, England; they often arrive by helicopter. The noise from the low-flying helicopters reportedly caused irate nearby residents to begin a council investigation in 2014 to determine whether or not this air traffic was legal.