American businessmanDied when: 77 years 146 days (928 months)
Star Sign: Leo
F.Warren Hellman (July 25, 1934 – December 18, 2011) was an American private equity investor and co-founder of Hellman & Friedman, a multibillion-dollar private equity firm.
Hellman also co-founded Hellman, Ferri Investment Associates, today known as Matrix Partners.He started and funded the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival.
Hellman died on December 18, 2011 of complications from his treatment for leukemia. in New York and spent his early childhood in Manhattan, the son of Ruth (née Koshland)and Marco "Mick" Hellman.
His great-grandfather was Isaias W.Hellman.During World War II, his family moved to Vacaville, California where his father served as a Major in the Army and his mother worked as a Women Airforce Service Pilot, flying military planes from aircraft factories to bases.
After the war, they moved to San Francisco where he graduated from Lowell High School.In 1955, he graduated from University of California, Berkeley and in 1959, he graduated with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.