Ken Griffin

/Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin 2015-07-14T02:51:30+00:00

Ken Griffin  $6.6 Billion
Founder, Citadel LLC

CNBC EVENTS -- Delivering Alpha 2014 -- Pictured: (l-r) CNBC's Kate Kelly interviews Ken Griffin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Citadel at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha Conference in New York -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/CNBC)
Age 46
Source Of Wealth hedge funds, Self Made
Self-Made Score 8
Residence Chicago, IL
Citizenship United States
Marital Status Married
Children 2
Education Bachelor of Arts / Science, Harvard University
Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin’s hedge fund firm, Citadel LLC, continues to perform very well. The firm’s main hedge funds returned nearly 18%
net of fees in 2014. Griffin, who began trading in the 1980s in his Harvard dorm room, founded Citadel in 1990 with
approximately $4 million. The firm now manages some $24 billion in assets. Griffin filed for divorce in 2014 from his wife of 11
years, Anne Dias Griffin, a Goldman Sachs alum who is also a money manager. The divorce proceedings in Illinois state court
have been contentious, with Dias Griffin complaining in a court filing that her estranged husband is being stingy with child
care payments while cutting off her free reign of their Chicago high rise apartment. Griffin sees things differently and has
said he is fully supporting his young children and has balked only at what he deems to be excessive monetary requests from
Dias Griffin.