Saturday, 9 June 2012

82.James Simons

James Simons
Net Worth
$10.7 B As of March 2012
At a Glance
  • Age: 74
  • Source of Wealth: Hedge funds, Self-made
  • Residence: East Setauket, NY
  • Country of Citizenship: United States
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Doctorate, University of California Berkeley
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 3
Forbes Lists
The "Quant King" retired from his $20 billion hedge fund firm, Renaissance Technologies, in 2010, but he continues to play a role at the firm and enjoy the proceeds. The firm's funds earned net returns as high as 33% in 2011. The MIT grad started his career as a theoretical mathematician and was a code breaker for the U.S. Department of Defense during the Vietnam War. He later left to take a job heading [...] more

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