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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George Soros

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Soros Fund Management was one of the few hedge fund firms that saw the financial crisis as a buying opportunity. Aside from being chairman of the company, Soros has also written ten best-selling books, is a strong political activist, and is one of the city’s most notable philanthropists. Earlier this year, he donated $1 million […]

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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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The Rockefeller Family

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

This worldrenowned industrial, banking, real estate, and political dynasty made the world’s largest private fortune in the oil business, primarily through the Standard Oil Company, powering America’s lamps and, eventually, their automobiles. Most noted for their philanthropic endeavors in education, health, and conservation, John D. Rockefeller reportedly gave away $540 million over his lifetime and […]

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