Top 10 Hedge Fund Earners

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Even as markets tanked and the global economy pushed us toward the second printing of the Great Depression, 25 top hedge managers reaped a total of $11.6 billion in pay, according to an annual ranking of top hedge fund earners by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine.Here’s the top 10.

 

Rank: 1
James Simons
Renaissance Technologies
Est. 2008 earnings: $2.5 billion
Est. 2007 earnings: $2.8 billion

Rank: 2
John Paulson
Paulson & Company
Est. 2008 earnings: $2 billion
Est. 2007 earnings: $3.7 billion

Rank: 3
John D. Arnold
Centaurus Energy
Est. 2008 earnings: $1.5 billion
Est. 2007 earnings: $480 million

Rank: 4
George Soros
Soros Fund Management
Est. 2008 earnings: $1.1 billion
Est. 2007 earnings: $2.9 billion

Rank: 5
Ray Dalio
Bridgewater Associates
Est. 2008 earnings: $780 million
Est. 2007 earnings: $400 million

Rank: 6
Bruce Kovner
Caxton Associates
Est. 2008 earnings: $640 million
Est. 2007 earnings: $100 million

Rank: 7
David Shaw
D.E. Shaw & Company
Est. 2008 earnings: $275 million
Est. 2007 earnings: $210 million

Rank: 8
Stanley Druckenmiller
Duquesne Capital Management
Est. 2008 earnings: $260 million
Est. 2007 earnings: Not available

Rank: 9 (tie)
David Harding, left
Winton Capital Management
Est. 2008 earnings: $250 million
Est. 2007 earnings: $225 million

Rank: 9 (tie)
John Taylor Jr., right
FX Concepts
Est. 2008 earnings: $250 million
Est. 2007 earnings: Not available

Rank: 9 (tie)
Alan Howard, not pictured
Brevan Howard Asset Management
Est. 2008 earnings: $250 million
Est. 2007 earnings: $245 million

(Via Alpha Magazine by way of NYT and Barry Ritholtz)

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