David Bonderman is an American philanthropist and businessman. He is the co-founder of TPG Capital (formerly known as ‘Texas Pacific Group’) and its Asian affiliate, Newbridge Capital. David has been listed in the 2012 Forbes 400 List as the 170th wealthiest American with a total worth of around $2.6b.
David Bonderman was born on November 27, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. He went to attend the University of Washington and graduated from there in 1963, and the Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude in 1966.
He travelled extensively to Middle-Eastern countries to study Islamic Legal Jurisprudence and Law and became proficient in several Islamic legal areas as well as developing a nearly native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic.