David Gottesman

David Sanford “Sandy” Gottesman is an American businessman and billionaire who founded First Manhattan Co.

  • David “Sandy” Gottesman’s fortune mostly comes from his early investment in Berkshire Hathaway, on whose board he sits.
  • A Harvard Business School graduate, Gottesman co-founded the investment firm First Manhattan Co., which was an early investor in Berkshire Hathaway.
  • The firm now has over $20 billion in assets under management.
  • Gottesman is partly funding the $200 million National Library of Israel project in Jerusalem, which is slated to open in 2020.