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From shy young man to private equity titan

Mr Rubenstein believes, on hindsight, his humble beginnings was a big advantage. "Because you know you got to make it on your own, so you work harder."


DAVID Rubenstein's rise from modest beginnings to one of the richest men in the world is an oft-told story.

Born in 1949 in Baltimore city in the US, he was the bookish only child of a mail sorter father and a housewife mother. He went to Duke University, then The...

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