Richard Gilder, Jr.

Richard Gilder, Jr.

Richard Gilder, Jr.

Richard Gilder, Jr.

May 31, 1932

Joined AGB:

Primary Dept/Div:
Individual Clients

Primary Office:
New York

Richard (Dick) Gilder Jr. was raised in New York, attended Northfield Mount Herman, and then Yale, graduating in 1954. He joined Becker’s New York salesforce in early 1956. He was given the authority to handle discretionary accounts and established a large clientele based on successful stock selection, often evaluated by his own research. In 1968, he founded Gilder, Gagnon, and Howe, continuing an emphasis on in depth research of growth companies, long-short portfolios, and margining. Over his career, Dick has had a keen interest in America history, the NYC community, and political conservatism. Dick has four children including a daughter who is an Olympic rower. Dick received a Doctor of Humane Lettters from Yale in 2007.

Deceased. May 12, 2020. New York Times. Richard Gilder, a billionaire investor and benefactor who was instrumental in revitalizing two neglected exemplars of American democracy — the study of American history and Central Park — died on Tuesday at his home in Charlottesville, Va. He was 87.

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