Here are the world's 17 richest hedge-fund billionaires

ray dalioBridgewater Associates founder, chairman, and co-CIO Ray Dalio.Business Insider

  • Successful hedge-fund managers are good at coming up with well-defined investment strategies to make money for their clients.
  • Hedge-fund managers usually charge their clients a management fee and take a percentage of the profits.
  • Here are the richest hedge-fund managers in the world, based on Forbes' 2019 billionaires report, in ascending order of their net worth.

Hedge-fund managers are good at coming up with well-defined investment strategies to make money for their clients.

Historically, these managers have charged a 2% management fee and take around 20% of the annual profit they make for their clients. While some active funds have decreased fees to attract investors, successful managers have still been able to make a ton of money by managing the capital of their clients.

Using Forbes 2019 report, Markets Insider compiled a list of the wealthiest hedge-fund billionaires. Here are the richest hedge-fund managers in the world, in ascending order of their net worth.
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Stanley Druckenmiller

Stanley Druckenmiller

Firm: Duquesne Capital Management

Net worth: $4.6 billion

Rank: 413

Source: Forbes

Robert Ziff

Robert Ziff

Firm: Ziff Brothers Investments

Net worth: $4.8 billion

Rank: 379

Source: Forbes

Dirk Ziff

Dirk Ziff

Firm: Ziff Brothers Investments

Net worth: $4.8 billion

Rank: 379

Source: Forbes

Dan Ziff (Left)

Dan Ziff (Left)

Firm: Ziff Brothers Investments

Net worth: $4.8 billion

Rank: 379

Source: Forbes

John Paulson

John Paulson

Firm: Paulson & Co.

Net worth: $5 billion

Rank: 355

Source: Forbes

Paul Tudor Jones

Paul Tudor Jones

Firm: Tudor Investment

Net worth: $5.1 billion

Rank: 343

Source: Forbes

Bruce Kovner

Bruce Kovner

Firm: Caxton Associates

Net worth: $5.2 billion

Rank: 337

Source: Forbes

David Siegel

David Siegel

Firm: Two Sigma

Net worth: $6.1 billion

Rank: 267

Source: Forbes

John Overdeck

John Overdeck

Firm: Two Sigma

Net worth: $6.1 billion

Rank: 267

Source: Forbes

Izzy Englander

Izzy Englander

Firm: Millennium Management

Net worth: $6.4 billion

Rank: 252

Source: Forbes

David Shaw

David Shaw

Firm: D.E. Shaw & Co.

Net worth: $7 billion

Rank: 209

Source: Forbes

Michael Platt

Michael Platt

Firm: BlueCrest Capital Management

Net worth: $8 billion

Rank: 183

Source: Forbes

David Tepper

David Tepper

Firm: Appaloosa Management

Net worth: $11.6 billion

Rank: 118

Source: Forbes

Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin

Firm: Citadel

Net worth: $11.7 billion

Rank: 117

Source: Forbes

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen

Firm: Point72 Asset Management

Net worth: $12.9 billion

Rank: 101

Source: Forbes

Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio

Firm: Bridgewater Associates

Net worth: $18.4 billion

Rank: 57

Source: Forbes

Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Firm: Renaissance Technologies

Net worth: $21.5 billion

Rank: 44

Source: Forbes

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