The 40 richest hedge fund managers in the world

Andreas HalvorsenGetty Images/ Kevork DjansezianViking Global's Andreas Halvorsen

Forbes' magazine has just released its annual world's billionaires list.

This year, we've counted 40 names in the hedge fund industry. A few of these titans have retired in recent years.

Fund managers are paid through a compensation structure commonly known as the "2 and 20," which stands for a 2% management fee and a 20% performance fee charge. More specifically, "2 and 20? means a hedge fund manager would charge investors 2% of total assets under management and 20% of any profits.

Overall, 2014 was an incredibly underwhelming year in the hedge fund world. According to research firm Preqin, hedge funds, on average, returned just a mere 3.78%, the lowest annual return since the 1.85% loss in 2011. Still, there were a few fund that delivered impressive returns such as Bill Ackman's Pershing Square.

We've included a round up of the richest fund managers in the world.

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Rob Citrone

Rob Citrone

Rank: 1741

Net-worth: $1 billion

Age: 50

Fund: Discovery Capital

Source: Forbes

Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins

Rank: 1533

Net-worth: $1.2 billion

Age: 50

Fund: King Street Capital

Source: Forbes

Richard Chilton, Jr.

Richard Chilton, Jr.

Rank: 1533

Net-worth: $1.2 billion

Age: 56

Fund: Chilton Investment Company

Source: Forbes

O. Francis Biondi

O. Francis Biondi

Rank: 1533

Net-worth: $1.2 billion

Age: 50

Fund: King Street Capital

Source: Forbes

Thomas Sandell

Thomas Sandell

Rank: 1415

Net-worth: $1.3 billion

Age: 54

Fund: Sandell Asset Management

Source: Forbes

Seth Klarman

Seth Klarman

Rank: 1250

Net-worth: $1.5 billion

Age: 57

Fund: Baupost Group

Source: Forbes

Henry Swieca

Henry Swieca

Rank: 1250

Net-worth: $1.5 billion

Age: 57

Fund: Talpion Fund Management

Source: Forbes

Thomas Steyer

Thomas Steyer

Rank: 1190

Net-worth: $1.6 billion

Age: 57

Fund: Farallon Capital (he retired)

Source: Forbes

Alan Howard

Alan Howard

Rank: 1190

Net-worth: $1.6 billion

Age: 51

Fund: Brevan Howard

Source: Forbes

Louis Bacon

Louis Bacon

Rank: 1118

Net-worth: $1.7 billion

Age: 56

Fund: Moore Capital

Source: Forbes

Paul Singer

Paul Singer

Rank: 1006

Net-worth: $1.9 billion

Age: 70

Fund: Elliott Management

Source: Forbes

Marc Lasry

Marc Lasry

Rank: 1006

Net-worth: $1.9 billion

Age: 54

Fund: Avenue Capital

Source: Forbes

David Einhorn

David Einhorn

Rank: 1006

Net-worth: $1.9 billion

Age: 46

Fund: Greenlight Capital

Source: Forbes

Glenn Dubin

Glenn Dubin

Rank: 949

Net-worth: $2 billion

Age: 57

Fund: Highbridge Capital Management

Source: Forbes

Noam Gottesman

Noam Gottesman

Rank: 894

Net-worth: $2.1 billion

Age: 53

Fund: co-founded GLG Partners

Source: Forbes

Chase Coleman III

Chase Coleman III

Rank: 894

Net-worth: $2.1 billion

Age: 39

Fund: Tiger Global

Source: Forbes

Larry Robbins

Larry Robbins

Rank: 847

Net-worth: $2.2 billion

Age: 45

Fund: Glenview Capital

Source: Forbes

Stephen Mandel, Jr.

Stephen Mandel, Jr.

Rank: 810

Net-worth: $2.3 billion

Age: 58

Fund: Lone Pine Capital

Source: Forbes

James Dinan

James Dinan

Rank: 782

Net-worth: $2.4 billion

Age: 55

Fund: York Capital

Source: Forbes

Daniel Loeb

Daniel Loeb

Rank: 737

Net-worth: $2.5 billion

Age: 53

Fund: Third Point LLC

Source: Forbes

Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman

Rank: 737

Net-worth: $2.5 billion

Age: 48

Fund: Pershing Square Capital Management

Source: Forbes

John Arnold

John Arnold

Rank: 714

Net-worth: $2.6 billion

Age: 40

Fund: Centaurus Advisors (retired)

Source: Forbes

Andreas Halvorsen

Andreas Halvorsen

Rank: 663

Net-worth: $2.8 billion

Age: 53

Fund: Viking Global

Source: Forbes

Edward Lampert

Edward Lampert

Rank: 628

Net-worth: $2.9 billion

Age: 52

Fund: ESL Investments

Source: Forbes

Stanley Druckenmiller

Stanley Druckenmiller

Rank: 577

Net-worth: $3.1 billion

Age: 61

Fund: Duquesne Capital (closed)

Source: Forbes

Julian Robertson, Jr.

Julian Robertson, Jr.

Rank: 512

Net-worth: $3.4 billion

Age: 83

Fund: Tiger Management

Source: Forbes

Michael Platt

Michael Platt

Rank: 497

Net-worth: $3.5 billion

Age: 46

Fund: BlueCrest

Source: Forbes

Leon Cooperman

Leon Cooperman

Rank: 462

Net-worth: $3.7 billion

Age: 71

Fund: Omega Advisors

Source: Forbes

Daniel Och

Daniel Och

Rank: 452

Net-worth: $3.8 billion

Age: 54

Fund: Och-Ziff

Source: Forbes

Israel Englander

Israel Englander

Rank: 452

Net-worth: $3.8 billion

Age: 66

Fund: Millennium Management

Source: Forbes

David Shaw

David Shaw

Rank: 405

Net-worth: $4.1 billion

Age: 63

Fund: D.E. Shaw

Source: Forbes

Paul Tudor Jones II

Paul Tudor Jones II

Rank: 352

Net-worth: $4.6 billion

Age: 60

Fund: Tudor Investment Corporation

Source: Forbes

Bruce Kovner

Bruce Kovner

Rank: 309

Net-worth: $5 billion

Age: 70

Fund: Caxton Associates

Source: Forbes

Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin

Rank: 216

Net-worth: $6.5 billion

Age: 46

Fund: Citadel

Source: Forbes

David Tepper

David Tepper

Rank: 121

Net-worth: $10.4 billion

Age: 57

Fund: Appaloosa Fund Management

Source: Forbes

John Paulson

John Paulson

Rank: 113

Net-worth: $11.2 billion

Age: 59

Fund: Paulson & Co.

Source: Forbes

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen

Rank: 109

Net-worth: $11.4 billion

Age: 59

Fund: Point72 Asset Management (formerly SAC Capital)

Source: Forbes

James Simons

James Simons

Rank: 76

Net-worth: $14 billion

Age: 76

Fund: Renaissance Technologies (he retired)

Source: Forbes

Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio

Rank: 60

Net-worth: $15.4 billion

Age: 65

Fund: Bridgewater Associates

Source: Forbes

George Soros

George Soros

Rank: 29

Net-worth: $24.2 billion

Age: 84

Fund: Soros Fund Management

Source: Forbes

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