Tom Steyer

San Francisco
Tom Steyer is the founder of Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C., one of the country's most successful investment firms. He and his wife, Kat Taylor, joined Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York and other high-wealth Americans in the "Giving Pledge," a promise to donate the majority of their wealth to charitable and nonprofit activities during their lifetimes. Tom and Kat are also the founders of OneCaliforniaBank, an Oakland, California community development bank now called One PacificCoast Bank. Tom recently teamed with George Schultz, former Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State, to defeat California's Proposition 23, which would have rolled back new state environmental laws. Tom graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale and received his MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.