30 Richest Hedge Fund Managers by Net Worth
1. George Soros Net Worth $25.2 Billion
George Soros - Net Worth $25.2 Billion Founder, Soros Fund Management LLC Age 86 Source Of Wealth hedge funds, Self Made Self-Made Score 10 Residence Katonah, NY Education Bachelor of Arts / Science, London School of Economics George Soros set the standard for hedge fund success. A major philanthropist, Soros returned all the external money he managed to outside investors in 2011. His family office, Soros Fund Management, is still run like a big hedge fund. Its day-to-day operations are handled by Scott Bessent, the chief investment officer, but Soros remains involved. Soros Fund Management returned about 8% in 2014. Soros put himself through the London School of Economics after fleeing Hungary, working as a railway porter and a waiter, before getting his start in finance in a merchant bank. After moving to New York and getting his start on Wall Street, he established his own hedge fund in 1969 with $12 million; it was later rebranded the Quantum Fund. In 1992, with Stan Druckenmiller by his side, he shorted the British pound and made such an impressive profit that he became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.