10 Most Famous Hedge Fund Managers of All Time

Hedge Fund Managers

Hedge funds are alternative investment vehicles, generally created as limited partnerships that employs strategies to generate excess investment return for institutions and high net worth individuals. In the modern financial world, hedge funds are an incredible source of investment which help fund managers become billionaires themselves. In this article we will list 10 of the most famous hedge fund managers in the world.

1. Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen was born on 11th June 1956 in New York, United States. He studied from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. When it comes to his popularity that stems from his founding and leadership of the S.A.C. Capital Advisors and the Point72 Asset Management. He is a widely known collector of art and is also considered among some of the greatest philanthropists of today. In 2007, he was ranked 94th in Time magazine for the Time 100 List of most influential people. According to updated estimates, he has a net worth of USD 14.1 billion as of February 2020.

2. George Soros

George Soros

George Soros was born on 12th August 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. He has dual nationalities of Hungary and Unites States which is why he has gained prominence in the American sphere as well. He is an investor and philanthropist. In the estimates taken in February 2018, he had amassed a net worth of USD 8 billion, even after having donating over USD 32 billion to his charity organization known as the Open Society Foundations. He obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the London School of Economics and took up several merchant banking jobs in his early years.

3. James Simmons

James Simmons

James Simmons was born on 25th April 1938 in Massachusetts, United States. He received a Ph.D. from Berkeley and has a Bachelors from MIT. He is a mathematician, a hedge fund manager and a philanthropist due to his popularity as a famous billionaire. He is also responsible for creating the leading hedge fund company the Renaissance Technologies. As of December 2019, he has a total worth of about USD 21.6 billion.

4. Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn was born on 16th February 1936 in New York, United States. He has also remained a Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform from January 2017 to August of the same year, under the presidency of Donald Trump. He is more commonly known as a successful business mogul, investor, and philanthropist. He founded the Icahn Enterprises in which he still holds a controlling stake. This is a conglomerate that has diversified itself into what one could term, immortality.

5. David Tepper

David Tepper

David Tepper was born on 11th September 1957 in Pennsylvania, United States. He is the famous owner of the Caroline Panthers in the NFL. He also owns another franchise in Major League Soccer and is the president of Appaloosa Management. This is a fund which deals with hedge funding and is based in Florida at Miami Beach. According to updated estimates, in February 2020, he was estimated to have amassed a net worth of USD 12 billion.

6. John Paulson

John Paulson

John Paulson was born on 14th December 1955 in New York City, United States. He studied first at New York University and then at Harvard Business School. He founded and heads the renowned hedge fund company known as Paulson & Co. In the field of finance, he is considered a great name and is said to be one of those few people who have gained limitless fortunes from Wall Street.

7. William Ackman

William Ackman

William Ackman was born on 11th May 1966 in the United States of America. He is a Harvard grad and a hedge fund by profession. He founded and leads the Pershing Square Capital Management, another hedge fund in the list of great hedge funds. Ackman calls himself an activist investor although, by some, he is known to act as a contrarian investor. As of February 2020, according to updated worth, he has a net worth of around USD 1.6 billion.

8. Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio

Raymond Dalio was born on 8th August 1949 in New York City, United States of America. He has studied at Long Island University as well as Harvard Business School. As a hedge fund manager, he gained prominence when he established the Bridgewater Associates, which is now ranked highly among the list of hedge fund managers. According to updates, he is now worth USD 18.7 billion, as of February 2020.

9. Seth Klarman

Seth Klarman

Seth Klarman was born on 21st May 1957 in New York City, United States. He has studied from Cornell University and received a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is the founder and chief executive officer of the hedge fund managing company known as Baupost Group, which is based in Boston since 1982. As of May 2019, he is estimated to have a net worth of USD 1.5 billion.

10. Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin

Kenneth Griffin was born on 15th October 1968 in Florida, United States. He studied at Harvard University and is responsible for the establishment and leadership of his investment company known as Citadel. Citadel was founded in 1990 and has AUM of around USD 32 billion. As of February 2020, he is estimated to have a net worth of around USD 12.8 billion.

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