Hedge Fund Kings

The ft.com/cms/s/0/981a7710-bcff-11df-954b-00144feab49a.html?ftcamp=rss#">Financial Times has recently released their top 10 Hedge Fund manager list, and no surprise here, it's pretty much a cross section of the funds found on this recent thread. (Which I just found out also has a link to the article… Moving on.)

Net gains for investors since inception was the measure used to rank the managers and a lot of surprising facts about their returns were given, like did you know Eddie Lampert's ESL has earned more than British Airways over the same period?

Impressive yes, but Business Insider adds that Soros and Paulson combined has made more money than McDonalds and Walt Disney put together, now THAT my friends, is serious rainmaking.

Anyway without further ado, the rankings with net gains and time of inception:

1. George Soros of Quantum Endowment Fund, $32 billion in gains since 1974
2. John Paulson of Paulson & Co., $26.4 billion since 1994
3. Ray Dalio of Bridgewater, $13.3 billion since 1975
4. Bruce Kovner of Caxton Associates, $12.8 billion since 1983
5. Seth Klarman of the Baupost group, $12.5 billion since 1983
6. Alan Howard of Brevan Howard, $12.5 billion since 2003
7. David Tepper of Appaloosa Management, $12.4 billion since 1993
8. Louis Bacon of Moore Cap, $11.5 billion since 1990
9. Steve Cohen of SAC, $10.9 billion since 1992
10. Eddie Lampert of ESL, $9.5 billion since 1988

So there you have it, the kings of the HF industry.

Wonder how Buffett compares to these guys.

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