Biographies on PE/HF Entrepreneurs

Any good recommendations similar to King of Capital, Den of Thieves, etc...?

Looking for something more along the lines of King of Capital than Den of Thieves.

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Feb 14, 2020 - 4:50pm

I enjoyed "Merchants of Debt," which is about KKR, how they got started and focuses on the founders' stories. This one is IB, not PE/HF but The Last Tycoons about Lazard and its history/background on its leaders is a good read as well.

Feb 14, 2020 - 5:27pm

Certainly open to IB too, thanks I'll grab it!

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Feb 16, 2020 - 12:11pm

Really didn't like Masters of PE/VC haha.

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:42pm

not quite biographical but a great read with background on Cohen is black edge

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Feb 16, 2020 - 11:32am

I'm reading "the man who solved the market" right now and it's pretty good. About Jim Simons & Renaissance

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Feb 16, 2020 - 1:02pm

How to be Rich by Paul Getty (yes, that Paul Getty) provided a good autobiography and some solid life and career advice, even though the book contained terms that are not PC in today's world. There are a number of biographies of tycoons (Morgan, Carnegie, etc) if you are interested.

Dec 20, 2020 - 8:58pm

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