Investor and philanthropist, Julian Robertson KNZM (Hon) is best known as the Founder of Tiger Management and has been described as ͞The Wizard of Wall Street͟.
With several business pursuits in New Zealand including world-class golf resorts and world renown wineries, Sir Julian has been an active promoter of New Zealand’s economic and cultural attributes. In particular, he has been a staunch support of the New Zealand wine industry and determined to increase its profile in the US market.
Notably, Sir Julian gifted 15 major artworks to the Auckland Art Gallery in 2009, including paintings by Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Piet Mondrian dating from the late-19th to mid-20th century. Valued between $200 and $250 million, this is the most significant collection gifted to any New Zealand public gallery.
In addition, he serves on a number of boards and in 2010, pledged, alongside Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, to donate a portion of his assets to charity.