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Nicholas C. Forstmann
Nick Forstmann graduated from Georgetown University in 1969, and began working at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company . In 1975, Nicholas Forstmann joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a company with which he would later develop a rivalry. He founded Forstmann Little with his older brother, Ted, and Brian Little, in 1978.
Forstmann served on the advisory boards of Georgetown University and Marymount College . He also served as the vice chairman of 1996 Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp's Empower America, a free market advocacy group.
He also played a leading role in Forstmann Little's bid to acquire RJR Nabisco. Forstmann was featured in the book about the bidding war, Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco, and was portrayed in the subsequent film by actor Joseph Kell .
He died in 2000 of small-cell lung cancer.
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