Henry Kravis

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Person.png Henry Kravis   IMDBRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businessman, billionaire)
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Alma materClaremont McKenna College, Columbia Business School
ParentsRaymond and Bessie (née Roberts) Kravis
Children • Harrison S. Kravis
• Robert R. Kravis
• Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Spouse • Helene Diane Shulman
• Marie-Josée Kravis
Founder ofKKR & Co.
Member ofAtlantic Council/Distinguished Leadership Awards, Council on Foreign Relations/Members 2, Jeffrey Epstein/Black book, Rockefeller University
Like his wife, Marie-Josée Kravis, a billionaire multi-Bilderberger

Henry R. Kravis is a multi-billionaire[1] American businessman and serial bilderberger. He is a co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and the KKR Global Institute. Kravis was one of the key players in the leveraged buyout ("hostile takeover") of RJR Nabisco in late 1988 for $24.88 billion which was the largest corporate control transaction of its time.[2]

Kravis is a prominent Republican political donor and was a major contributor to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H. W. Bush, as well as the campaigns of George W. Bush and John McCain. He established the Republican Leadership Council with Lewis Eisenberg in 1997 [3]

While not a donor during the Trump campaign, Kravis donated $1 million to the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump in 2016. [4]


Kravis' s father, Ray, made a fortune through his discovery in the 1920s of tax shelters in oil investments. Among those who entrusted him with their money was Bostonian Joseph P. Kennedy, who had surplus cash from his bootlegging during Prohibition. Prescott Bush, George HW Bush's father, and a partner in the Wall Street investment house Brown Brothers Harriman, was an other friend of Ray Kravis. When George graduated from Yale in 1948, his father prevailed upon Kravis to give George a job in Tulsa. At the last minute, the young Bush declined the offer, moving instead to Texas.[5]

KKR Global Institute

Kravis tapped retired General and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus to run the intelligence agency in December 2014. KGI was responsible for trafficking large quantities of weapons into the Syria conflict in order to arm Daesh/ISIS opposition to Bashar Al-Assad. [6]

KGI claims to be "an integral part of the KKR investment process" [7].


Kravis and his wife Marie-Josée Kravis are both serial Bilderberg attenders.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/199221 May 199224 May 1992France
Royal Club Evian
The 40th Bilderberg. It had 121 participants.
Bilderberg/199322 April 199325 April 1993Greece
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
The 41st Bilderberg, held in Greece
Bilderberg/199630 May 19962 June 1996Canada
The 44th Bilderberg, held in Canada
Bilderberg/199814 May 199817 May 1998Scotland
The 46th Bilderberg meeting, held in Scotland, chaired by Peter Carrington
Bilderberg/20001 June 20004 June 2000Belgium
The 48th Bilderberg, 94 guests
Bilderberg/200124 May 200127 May 2001Sweden
The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.
Bilderberg/200230 May 20022 June 2002US
Westfields Marriott
The 50th Bilderberg, held at Chantilly, Virginia.
Bilderberg/200315 May 200318 May 2003France
The 51st Bilderberg, in Versailles, France
Bilderberg/20043 June 20046 June 2004Italy
The 52nd such meeting. 126 recorded guests
Bilderberg/20055 May 20058 May 2005Germany
The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests
Bilderberg/20068 June 200611 June 2006Canada
54th Bilderberg, held in Canada. 133 guests
Bilderberg/200731 May 20073 June 2007Turkey
The 55th Bilderberg meeting, held in Turkey
Bilderberg/20085 June 20088 June 2008US
The 56th Bilderberg, Chantilly, Virginia, 139 guests
Bilderberg/200914 May 200917 May 2009Greece
The 57th Bilderberg
Bilderberg/20103 June 20106 June 2010Spain
Hotel Dolce Sitges
The 122 guests met in the Hotel Dolce Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.
Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz
59th meeting, in Switzerland, 129 guests
Bilderberg/201231 May 20123 June 2012US
The 58th Bilderberg, in Chantilly, Virginia. Unusually just 4 years after an earlier Bilderberg meeting there.
Bilderberg/20136 June 20139 June 2013Watford
The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.
Bilderberg/201429 May 20141 June 2014Denmark
Marriott Hotel
The 62nd Bilderberg, with 136 guests, held in Copenhagen
Bilderberg/201511 June 201514 June 2015Austria
The 63rd meeting, 128 Bilderbergers met in Austria
Bilderberg/20169 June 201612 June 2016Germany
The 2016 Bilderberg meeting took place in Dresden, Germany.
Bilderberg/20171 June 20174 June 2017US
The 65th Bilderberg Meeting
Bilderberg/20187 June 201810 June 2018Italy
Hotel Torino Lingotto Congress
The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.
Bilderberg/201930 May 20192 June 2019Switzerland
The 67th Bilderberg Meeting
Bilderberg/20222 June 20225 June 2022US
Washington DC
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The 68th Bilderberg Meeting, held in Washington DC, after an unprecedented two year hiatus during which a lot of the Bilderberg regulars were busy managing COVID-19
Bilderberg/202318 May 202321 May 2023Portugal
Pestana Palace Hotel
The 69th Bilderberg Meeting, held in Lisbon, with 128 guests on the official list. The earliest in the year since 2009.
Bilderberg/202430 May 20242 June 2024Spain
The 70th Bilderberg Meeting
WEF/Annual Meeting/200923 January 200927 January 2009World Economic Forum
Chairman Klaus Schwab outlined five objectives driving the Forum’s efforts to shape the global agenda, including letting the banks that caused the 2008 economic crisis keep writing the rules, the climate change agenda, over-national government structures, taking control over businesses with the stakeholder agenda, and a "new charter for the global economic order".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201126 January 201130 January 2011Switzerland2229 guests in Davos, with the theme: "Shared Norms for the New Reality".
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