Retirees Soros, Icahn Richest American Hedge Fund Managers

Sep 20 2012 | 12:22pm ET

It's good to be a successful alternative investments manager, as demonstrated by the generous sprinkling of their names in this year's Forbes 400 ranking of the richest Americans. But it may be even better to be a retired (or semi-retired) alternative investments manager.

The top two hedge-fund names on Forbes' annual list have both stopped managing outside money. The recently remarried George Soros and Carl Icahn are the richest of the lot, and both returned investor capital last year.


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