The son of former Israel Museum president Dov Gottesman, Noam Gottesman is a self-made billionaire hedge-fund manager worth approximately $2.4 billion, according to Forbes. Gottesman cofounded hedge fund GLG Partners in 1995, eventually selling it in 2010 to Man Group for $1.6 billion. His art collection reportedly includes works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud. He worked at Goldman Sachs, leaving the firm to cofound GLG Partners with Pierre Lagrange (who is also on the ARTnews Top 200 Collectors list) and Jonathan Green.
In 2012, Gottesman became CEO of the investment company TOMS Capital. In 2014 Gottesman cofounded Nomad Foods, now Europe’s largest frozen food company. He owns the restaurant Eleven Madison Park in New York, and is a trustee at Columbia University, his alma mater. Gottesman has been a board member at the Tate Gallery Foundation, as well as a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art. Several years ago, Gottesman reportedly helped bankroll the Tate Gallery’s purchase of two works by sculpture artist Rachel Whiteread.
In early 2015, he married Reed Krakoff’s director of sales, Bianca Dueñas; Beyoncé was among the wedding’s attendees. Gottesman is willing to go a long way to accommodate his art collection. The doors to his New York home open like garage doors; clearly large artworks can have easy access. In July 2019, he was accused of creating a “fake driveway” in front of that house that, in a hearing, Gottesman’s side referred to as a “convenience ramp”—ostensibly for the art.