Is it a coincidence that 8 of Connecticut’s 11 billionaires live in Greenwich? (10 live in Fairfield County) Or do you think per my last blog that it makes financial sense – OK we’ll throw lifestyle in there as well…it’s a great place to live – and one of my mantras is that like beliefs attract like beliefs.
Cohen, 55, is the founder of Stamford-based hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors
and an art collector known to drop $100 million for a painting or sculpture he fancies. Forbes reports that he is worth $8 billion.
Dalio, 61, is head of Bridgewater Associates
, the world’s biggest hedge fund that’s headquartered in Westport but said to be looking to relocate somewhere in the area. Dalio and his family are also noted philanthropists. He’s sitting on about $6 billion, Forbes says.
Lampert, 48, founder of ESL Investments
, a hedge fund with offices on Greenwich Avenue, is also chairman of Sears Holdings Corp. through his funds’ controlling investment in the parent company of the Sears and Kmart retail chains. Estimated: $3.6 billion.
Tudor Jones, 56, is known for his Tudor Investment Corp.
, a group of Greenwich-based hedge funds, as well as for the annual Christmas light show at his home in Belle Haven, his founding of New York’s charitable Robin Hood Foundation
and his fervent support of his alma mater, the University of Virginia
. Estimated: $3.3 billion.
Mandel, 54, founded Greenwich-based Lone Pine Capital. Its hedge funds are often among the top-performing in the world. Estimated: $1.7 billion.
Peterffy, 66, is chief executive of Greenwich-based Interactive Brokers Group
, an electronic market maker and broker specializing in options. An immigrant from Hungary, Peterffy started his career as a computer programmer. Estimated: $1.4 billion.
C. Dean Metropoulos
An investor who has put his money into Vlassic pickles, Ghirardelli chocolate and Bumble Bee tuna, Metropoulos, 64, also paid a quarter of a billion dollars for Pabst Brewing, maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Old Milwaukee. Estimated: $1.2 billion.
Macaulay, 65, is chairman and chief executive of First Reserve
Corp., the biggest private-equity investor in the energy sector with more than $21 billion AUM. Estimated: $1.1 billion.