Bad Year For Hedge Funds Still Produces Billionaires

Jan 20 2015 | 11:10am ET

The hedge fund industry may not have produced great returns last year, but the asset class still produced a healthy number of billionaires, according to the 2014 Forbes list.
While some of the names below are no longer actively managing money or, in some cases, outside money, all earned their fortunes from hedge funds.  
Here are 2014 hedge fund billionaires:
George Soros, Soros Fund Management, $24 billion  

Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, $15.2 billion.

John Paulson, Paulson & Co.,  $13.7 billion.

James Simons, Renaissance Technologies, $12.5 billion.

Steve Cohen, Point72 Asset Management, $10.3 billion

David Tepper, Appaloosa Management, $10 billion  

Ken Griffin, Citadel, $5.5 billion

Paul Tudor Jones II, Tudor Investment Corp., $4.3 billion

Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors, , $3.9 billion;  

David Shaw, D.E. Shaw,, $3.8 billion.

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