Paul Singer

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Paul Singer

Net Worth   $1.92 Billion
Founder, Elliott Management

Paul Singer
Age 70
Source Of Wealth hedge funds, Self Made
Self-Made Score 8
Residence New York, NY
Citizenship United States
Marital Status Divorced
Education Doctor of Jurisprudence, Harvard University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Rochester

Paul Singer

The founder of Elliott Management now runs a hedge fund firm that currently oversees more than $25 billion. Its flagship
hedge fund returned 6.8% net of fees in 2014. After graduating from Harvard law School in 1969, he founded Elliott
Management in 1977 after various stints at corporate law firms and three years at investment bank DLJ’s real estate unit.
Singer is an activist investor who agitates for corporate change, but he has also received a lot of attention for his forays in
distressed sovereign debt. He has successfully bet against countries like Peru and Congo after financial turmoil and debt
defaults. After more than a decade battle in court, he managed to get three U.S. courts, including the Supreme Court, to
side with him in a high profile case against Argentina. The battle continues. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de
Kirchner has called him a “vulture.” Singer has responded by calling Argentina’s leaders “unpredictable” and unwilling to
negotiate. Singer is a major Republican backer and supporter of gay rights. At the most recent World Economic Forum
meeting in Davos, Singer, whose son is gay, held an off-site breakfast along with hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb to discuss
the issues of the LGBT community, criticizing the establishment for not taking a more proactive role.