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Louis L. Gonda (born 1949/1950) is an American businessman, active in commercial real estate and venture capital.

Louis Gonda
Louis L. Gonda

1949/1950 (age 69–70)[1]
ResidenceBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Known forCo-founded International Lease Finance Corporation
Spouse(s)Kelly Gonda
Parent(s)Leslie Gonda
RelativesLogan Green (son-in-law)


Early lifeEdit

He is the son of Leslie Gonda, a Hungarian-born American businessman and Holocaust survivor, and his wife Susan.

He has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.[2][1]


He and his father started a company, International Lease Finance Corporation, which was sold to American International Group (AIG) in 1990, after which he was an AIG executive vice president until his retirement in 1995.[2]

Since 1995, he has run Lexington Commercial Holdings, which looks after his interests in commercial real estate and venture capital.[2]

In 2000, his net worth was estimated at $2 billion,[3] and in 2006, at $1.9 billion.[2] In 2009, it was reported that following the financial crisis and the fall in the AIG share price from $70 to $2, Gonda was looking to sell assets, including "an eight-bedroom, $35-million Beverly Hills mansion, a $43-million Gulfstream V corporate jet and a $3-million beachfront home".[3] In 2009, Gonda was no longer on the Forbes list of billionaires.[3]

Gonda is president of Lexington Commercial Holdings, chairman of Lexington Ventures, and a director of Trethera Corporation.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Broadway producer Kelly Gonda, daughter of actress Honey Sanders.[4] They have five children.[2]

His daughter, Eva Gonda Green, is married to Logan Green, co-founder of Lyft.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Louis L. Gonda. "Louis L. Gonda: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Louis Gonda, The World's Richest People". 2006-02-13. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  3. ^ a b c W.J. Hennigan (November 8, 2009). "Gondas have less wealth to share - latimes". Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  4. ^ Variety Staff (2003-11-10). "Honey Sanders". Variety. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  5. ^ Carson, Biz (29 March 2019). "Lyft Stock Rises In Public Market Debut, But It Still Won't Make Founders Billionaires". Forbes. Retrieved 7 April 2019.