Name:

Bruce Kovner

Category:

Company:

Caxton Associates

Industry:

Year:

What makes them haute:

Kovner is founder and chairman of Caxton Associates, one of the world’s top ten hedge funds. The Harvard graduate underwent his first trade back in 1977 for $3,000, and is now worth an estimated $3.5 billion. He was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study, which has been home to notable thinkers like Albert Einstein.