Market

David Tepper

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

This hedge fund manager specializes in buying stocks from companies that are either bankrupt or distressed and then profiting off of their recoveries. His investments include Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Microsoft, and thus far he has had monumental success. The philanthropist recently donated a large sum of money to his namesake, the Tepper […]

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Stephen Schwarzman

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

He is the chairman and co-founder of the private equity and financial advisory firm, the Blackstone Group. In March 2008, Schwarzman donated $100 million to the New York City Library, which led to the main building being renamed in his honor. He is currently listed by Forbes as #171 in the world’s billionaires, with an […]

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Wilbur Ross

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Ross launched the W.L. Ross & Co. investment fund with $440 million in capital and a small staff that he recruited from Rothschild. In July, Ross teamed up Edwin Crawford, the former Chairman of CVS, to create Crawford-Ross, a consulting and brokerage firm that that will buy and rebuild health care companies. His current net […]

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Mikhail Prokhorov

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

He is founder of ONEXIM Group, a private investment fund based in Russia with assets valued at approximately $17 billion. He may be the second richest man in Russia but this billionaire has also been making it big in New York as the majority owner of the New Jersey Nets; he purchased them in May […]

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Ronald Perelman

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

A self-made billionaire, Perelman made his fortune by buying various companies at cheap and then later reselling them. According to Forbes, in March 2010 he ranked #52 in the world’s richest people, with a net worth of $11 billion. He is a notable charity donor, often regarded as one of the top philanthropists in the […]

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