Founder and Executive Chairman, Dimensional Fund Advisors
David Booth is founder and executive chairman of Dimensional Fund Advisors and a trustee of the University of Chicago, whose Booth School of Business is named after him. Before founding Dimensional in 1981, David helped create one of the world’s first index funds for institutional investors. Through Dimensional, David has helped expand access to broadly diversified investment portfolios for investors around the world.
David has won numerous awards for his accomplishments in applying financial theory and research to the practical world of asset management. He has served on the Investment Company Institute’s Board of Governors and the ICI’s Executive Committee.
David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas was named in his honor. David funded the Booth Family Hall of Athletics in Allen Fieldhouse at KU and donated James Naismith’s original 13 rules of basketball. The David Booth Conservation Center and Department is responsible for the preservation of The Museum of Modern Art’s collection.
David received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1971. He also holds an MS and a BA from the University of Kansas.