The Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers In The World Right Now

By on April 7, 2019 in ArticlesEntertainment

The fact is, 2018 was not a good year for hedge fund managers. I mean, they still made more money in one year than most of us will in a lifetime, but for their elevated expectations, 2018 was definitely an off year. Some even lost money. The average hedge fund manager returned -4.38% in 2018. Other traders – mostly the quantitative traders – did better. More than half of the highest-earning hedge fund managers and traders in 2018 used computer algorithms to fuel their funds. A few fund managers had stellar returns this past year. Renaissance Technologies' various funds returned between 8.5% and 10.3%, giving Renaissance founder Jim Simons an enormous $1.6 billion payday in 2018.

The 20 highest-earning made a combined $10.3 billion last year, the lowest earnings since the 2008 global financial crisis.

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#19. Paul Singer – $100 million

Elliot Management

#19. Peter Brown – $100 million

Renaissance Technologies

#18. Steven Schonfeld – $130 million

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

#15. Peter Muller – $150 million

PDT Partners

#15. Robert Prince – $150 million

Bridgewater Associates

#15. Greg Jensen – $150 million

Bridgewater Associates

#14. Crispin Odey – $200 million

Odey Asset Management

#13. Alan Howard – $300 million

Brevan Howard Asset Management

#12. Chase Coleman – $450 million

Tiger Global Management

#11. Carl Ichan -$480 million

Ichan Capital Management

#7. Jeffrey Talpins – $500 million

Element Capital Management

#7. Paul Tudor Jones – $500 million

Tudor Investment Corporation

#7. Israel Englander – $500 million

Millennium Management

#7. David Shaw – $500 million

D.E. Shaw

#5. David Siegel – $700 million

Two Sigma Investments

#5. John Overdeck – $700 million

Two Sigma Investments

#4. Ken Griffin – $870 million

Citadel Investments

#3. Ray Dalio – $1 billion

Bridgewater Investments

#2. Mike Platt – $1.2 billion

Bluecrest Capital

#1. Jim Simons – $1.6 billion

Renaissance Technologies

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook. Amy's favorite self-made billionaire is Sara Blakely.
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