David Kabiller

NET WORTH: $1 billion

SOURCE OF WEALTH: AQR Capital Management

FUNDING AREAS: Education & Science Research

OVERVIEW: David Kabiller has strongly supported his alma mater, Northwestern University. He does not seem to have a family foundation. 

BACKGROUND: David Kabiller graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree as well as an MBA. He joined Goldman Sachs, where he was a vice president. Kabiller went on to cofound AQR, a private hedge fund in Greenwich, Connecticut. 


EDUCATION & SCIENCE RESEARCH: Kabiller sits on the board of trustees of Northwestern University, which he steadily supports. He also chairs the executive council of Northwestern's International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN), where he founded the Kabiller Prize and Kabiller Young Investigator Award for researchers. Every other year, the Kabiller Prize "recognizes individuals who have made a career-long, significant impact in the field of nanotechnology applied to medicine and biology."

Kabiller was also a Northwestern athlete and established NU for Life, a program dedicated to the professional development of Northwestern student-athletes. He also created the Irving Kabiller Memorial Scholarship Fund

OTHER: Kabiller has made more modest donations to organizations like the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the Posse Foundation.

LOOKING FORWARD: Kabiller, only in his 50s, is still very much engaged in business. He may see fit to establish a formal charitable vehicle in the future. For now, his interest in nanotechnology appears to be a top priority. He has been associated with London School of Economics and Terra Foundation of Art.