Private Equity Guy Is Fixing the Washington Monument

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The very wealthy David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, is donating the remaining $7.5 million necessary to fix the Washington Monument, which developed serious cracks after an earthquake this summer. Because nothing says “symbol of functioning democracy” like desperately and gratefully taking checks from rich dudes?

Private Equity Guy Fixing Washington Monument