Robert Agostinelli
Businessman, investor
Robert Agostinelli
Robert Frank Agostinelli is an Italian American self-made billionaire investor who is the chairman and co-founder of private equity firm Rhône Group. According to Forbes Agostinelli has a net worth of $1.0 billion as of March 2012 ranking him at #416 among American billionaires. In correlation, The Sunday Times Rich List and Financial News reported Agostinelli’s net worth at £630 million as of 2012 ranking him at #124 among the richest people in the United Kingdom.
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Friends of Israel Vow to Fight Against Palestinian Recognition at U.N. - Shalom Life
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... Lord William David Trimble, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who served on the commission of inquiry into Israel's actions in the 2010 flotilla incident, and French entrepreneur Robert Agostinelli, a founding member of the Friends of Israel Initiative,
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Verhandlungen sind der einzige Weg - Die Jüdische
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Die Unterzeichner sind: Jose Maria Aznar, David Trimble, Alejandro Toledo, George Weidenfeld, Marcello Pera, Andrew Roberts, Fiamma Nirenstein, George Weigel, Robert Agostinelli, Carlos Bustelo and William Shawcross
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AGOSTINELLI--Stefano. Appeal of Conscience Foundation was sad to learn of the tragic death of Stefano Agostinelli, beloved son of Robert Agostinelli, our longtime supporter. To him, Stefano's mother Pascal, and the entire family our deepest sympathy. With you in sorrow. Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Cardinal Theodore
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  • 2015
    Age 61
    According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2015, Agostinelli is 'building a home on Henley-on-Thames'.
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  • 2014
    Age 60
    In 2014 Agostinelli reportedly purchased the first landmarked estate in Palm Beach known as "La Loma" built by Gustav Maass and John Volk, which was on the market for $14.5 million through Sotheby's International Realty and sold for $12 million.
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  • 2011
    Age 57
    In August 2011 Agostinelli gave a speech in the Mahan Reading room at the U.S. Naval War College, where he discussed the potential implications that policy decisions made in response to the 2008 financial crisis could have on U.S. national security Arguing against government decisions to pick winners and losers, he predicted that failure to allow companies to go bankrupt could have pernicious effects on long-term U.S. economic growth, which could lead to unprecedented intrusions into the freedom of American citizens.
    More Details Hide Details Agostinelli also warned that deficit spending is giving China increased influence over American affairs, with possible implications for national security. He is also a member of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors.
    A delegation of the Friends of Israel Initiative, which included Agostinelli, met with President Shimon Peres at Beit HaNassi in Jerusalem in July 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The delegation included former Spanish Prime Minister José Aznar, former US Ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lord David Trimble. The president held a working meeting with the group and presented an overview of the situation in Israel and the region at large. Agostinelli stated: "Israel is a fundamentally important part of the Western world. It is a democracy under fire, and we must be resolute in defence of its legitimacy." Agostinelli has four children and collects wine and art. Agostinelli counts Nicolas Sarkozy, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush and José María Aznar as close friends. While based between New York City and Palm Beach, he maintains additional homes in London and Paris, all of which are interior designed by Jacques Grange.
  • 2008
    Age 54
    In 2008 Agostinelli provided substantial funding to the presidential campaigns of John McCain and Rudy Giuliani.
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  • 2007
    Age 53
    Agostinelli is a friend of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former Spanish Prime Minister José Aznar. In 2007 President Sarkozy admitted to Le Monde that Agostinelli, his wife and another family had paid the $60,000 per week fee on a luxury villa for him and his family during his 2006 holiday to the United States.
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  • 1997
    Age 43
    Agostinelli was listed in 1997 as a member of the Bilderberg Group.
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  • 1995
    Age 41
    In 1995 Agostinelli and Steven Langman started their own firm, the Rhône Group.
    More Details Hide Details Agostinelli is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a leading supporter of Zionist and neoconservative causes. He is one of the Founding Members of the Friends of Israel Initiative. He is former Vice-Chairman of the Council for the United States and Italy (CONSIUSA), a member of the Investment Committee of Corporate World Opportunities of BSI Group and a director and advisor to a number of European and U.S. philanthropic and civic institutions.
  • 1981
    Age 27
    Agostinelli began his career in financial services at the investment bank Jacob Rothschild in Switzerland from 1981 to 1982 and then joined Goldman Sachs and became a senior partner where he worked for five years and founded the firm's international mergers and acquisitions business in London and then while at Lazard Freres he was involved in a number of the largest transactions in European takeover history.
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  • 1976
    Age 22
    Agostinelli was born to Italian immigrant parents outside of Rochester, New York, and attended the Aquinas Institute. He obtained his BA from St. John Fisher College in 1976 and then attended Columbia University where he received his MBA, graduated with highest honours in 1981 and sits on the Alumni Board, He returns regularly to give speeches.
    More Details Hide Details Agostinelli is a certified public accountant.
  • 1953
    Born on May 21, 1953.
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