American banker, billionaire businessman, and investor.
Owner of MacAndrews & Forbes, a diversified holding company.
In addition to MacAndrews & Forbes, Perelman is the chairman of Revlon, Inc., a multinational beauty company. As of July 2022, he was worth $2.7 billion. His father, Raymond Perelman, was a notable American businessman and philanthropist.
May 29, 2022 Business/Wealth, Finance
Academic, macroeconomist and public policy advisor.
University Professor at Columbia University and an SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) advocate for the UN.
Sachs played a key role in transitioning Russia into a capitalist economy following the collapse of the Soviet Union. He is known for his advocacy of neoliberal reforms in a number of formerly communist countries.
May 18, 2022 Finance
American billionaire businessman.
Chairman of BOK Financial corporation.
Kaiser owns the Bank of Oklahoma, Excelerate Energy, as well as a share of the Oklahoma City Thunder, a professional basketball team in the NBA. As of June 2021, his net worth was an estimated 9.9 billion.
May 17, 2022 Business/Wealth, Finance
Former banking executive, lawyer and government official.
The 70th Secretary of the Treasury during Bill Clinton’s presidency.
During his time in the Clinton administration, Robert Rubin served as director of the National Economic Council and played a crucial role in the passing of NAFTA. Aside from government, Rubin also served on the board of directors at Citigroup, and as co-chairman of Goldman-Sachs.
May 16, 2022 Government, Finance
Co-founder of Blackrock, the largest money-management firm in the world with more than $9 trillion in assets under management.
Wagner oversaw BlackRock's 2009 merger with Barclay's Global Investors, which transformed the firm into the world's largest asset manager. Despite retiring in 2012, she remains on BlackRock's board and serves as a director of Apple, Swiss Rem and more.
May 1, 2022 Finance
American investor and philanthropist.
Former Vice President of Research at Renaissance Technologies, a New York-based hedge fund.
Renaissance Technologies was co-founded by Jewish mathematician Jim Simons, and uses complex mathematical models and statistical analysis for systematic trading. It is often regarded as the most successful hedge fund in the world.
March 18, 2022 Finance
Co-chairman of Bain Capital, a Boston-based private investment firm co-founded by US Senator and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Since its establishment, Bain Capital has invested in and acquired hundreds of companies, such as AMC Theatres, Brookstone, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Domino's Pizza, Dunkin' Donuts, Guitar Center, iHeartMedia, Sealy, Sports Authority, Staples, Toys "R" Us, Warner Music Group, The Weather Channel, Apple Leisure Group, and more.
American asset manager and philanthropist.
Founder and chief investment officer of The Paloma Fund, a Connecticut-based hedge fund.
Sussman is a major contributor to Democratic political candidates and causes, such as Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden's presidential campaigns.
American options trader.
Co-founder and managing director of Susquehanna International Group (SIG), a privately held trading and technology firm.
In 2001, Yass joined the executive advisory council of the Cato Institute, a DC-based American libertarian think tank. It was co-founded in 1977 by Ed Crane, Charles Koch, and Murray Rothbard.
American billionaire businessman, investor, and philanthropist.
Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, a global investment management and private equity company with over $600 billion in assets under management.
Scwarzman was a major donor to Donald Trump's presidential campaigns, donating several million dollars to Trump and other Republican's election efforts..
He also counseled President Trump while he was in office, serving as Chairman of Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum.
American billionaire entrepreneur and television personality with a net worth of $4.5 billion.
One of the main "shark" investors on the reality TV show Shark Tank.
Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team.
Cuban's paternal grandfather changed the family name from Chabenisky to Cuban after his family emigrated from Russia through Ellis Island.
March 6, 2022 Media/Hollywood, Finance, Business/Wealth
Ukrainian oligarch and cofounder of PrivatBank, the largest commercial bank in Ukraine.
70% owner of 1+1 Media Group, one of the largest media conglomerates in Ukraine.
Kolomoisky briefly served as governor of Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk region in 2014. He is said to have funded anti-Russian militia, including groups such as 'Azov Bataillon'. 1+1 Media aired the comedy series Servant of People featuring to-be President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.
March 3, 2022 Business/Wealth, Finance, Government
The president and CEO of PayPal, an American multinational financial tech company.
Prior to working for PayPal, Schulman served as president of Sprint Corporation's prepaid group, founding CEO of Virgin Mobile, and as group president of enterprise growth at American Express, where he was responsible for much of their global expansion strategy.
March 2, 2022 Business/Wealth, Finance
American billionaire hedge fund manager.
Founder and portfolio manager of Perceptive Advisors, a New York City-based hedge fund.
Edelman founded Perceptive Advisors in 1999, and focuses on investing in biotechnology stocks.
Perceptive holds $10 billion in assets under management as of 2022.
February 28, 2022 Business/Wealth, Finance
Israeli-American media proprietor, investor, and producer of film, television, and records.
Best known for kicking off his media empire, Saban Entertainment, with television programs such as Power Rangers.
Saban is ranked by Forbes as the 232nd richest person in America, with a net worth of $2.8 billion. He is a major donor to the US Democratic Party, and active in pro-Israel political efforts. Stating his main goal in multiple interviews, he claims: "I'm a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel."
February 21, 2022 Media/Hollywood, Finance
Polish-born businessman and financial broker.
Haym Salomon immigrated to New York City in 1775 and established himself as an experienced financier. Began financing the Revolutionary War in 1781.
Between 1781 and 1784, records show that Salomon’s personal lending and fundraising efforts were able to provide $650,000 for George Washington’s war effort (equivalent to over $9.4 billion today).
May 22, 2021 Finance
American real estate developer and philanthropist.
Chairman of “The Related Companies”, a New York based real estate firm with over $50 billion in assets under management.
With a new worth of $7.6 billion, Ross ranks 369th on the Forbes Billionaires List.
Ross is the single largest donor to the University of Michigan, having donated $378 million to the school.
May 17, 2021 Finance
Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, the largest money-management firm in the world with more than $9 trillion in assets under management.
Due to its massive amount of assets under management, the firm has enormous power over the global financial system.
In a letter to shareholders, Larry Fink stated that other companies should be aware of their impact on society. However, anti-war organizations expressed discontent due to BlackRock being the largest investor in weapon manufacturers through its U.S. Aerospace and Defense ETF.
May 1, 2021 Finance
Swedish banker who served as the head of the Stockholm bank Nya Banken.
A leftist sympathizer, Olof Aschberg helped finance the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution. In gratitude, the Bolsheviks allowed him to do business with the Soviet Union in the 1920s.
Aschberg founded the first Swedih bank for trade unions and cooperatives, Nya Banken, in 1912. He also helped finance the Popular Front in the Spanish Civil War.
April 17, 2021 Banking, Finance, Socialism
American financier and convicted fraudster who ran the world’s largest Ponzi scheme.
Former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market before being revealed as the operator of the largest financial fraud in history, worth about $64.8 billion.
Bernie Madoff claimed to have started the scheme in the early 1990s, but federal investigators believe it may have started as far back as the 1970s. He was arrested in 2008.
April 15, 2021 Finance
American financier, broker, and educator.
Beloved by his students, as well as many famous celebrities and elites.
Had a special affinity for working with youth.
Around the time of his death, people close to Epstein had been worried about his mental health and had him placed on self-harm monitoring.
Almost as soon as he was placed off it, he tragically took his own life.
April 1, 2021 Finance
American investor and hedge fund manager.
Founder and CEO of Perishing Square Capital Management, a hedge fund management company.
William Ackman is considered by some to be a contrarian investor, but considers himself an "activist investor".
February 10, 2021 Finance
American businessman and former hedge fund manager.
Co-founder of GLG Partners, a discretionary investment firm
Noam Gottesman is the son of Israel Museum’s president, Dov Gottesman.
Founder of Lone Pine Capital, a Connecticut-based hedge fund with over $36 billion in assets under management.
According to Forbes, Mandel has a net worth around $4 billion, putting him within the top 300 richest people in the US.
He is also a major donor to Democratic political campaigns and other liberal political causes, such as the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump super PAC.
American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist.
Founder and chief executive of Third Point, a hedge fund focused on event-driven, value oriented investing.
New York magazine noted that Loeb's "preferred strategy" is to buy into troubled companies, replace inefficient management, and return the companies to profitability, which "is the key to his success."
American billionaire, hedge fund manager, philanthropist, and investor.
Founder and former CEO of Och-Ziff Capital Management, a global hedge fund and alternative asset management firm.
In September 2016, the U.S. government fined Och $2.2 million and the Och-Ziff fund $413 million for paying over $100 million in bribes to various African government officials.
American billionaire, hedge fund manager, philanthropist, and activist investor.
Founder and CEO of NML Capital, which is often knwon as a "vulture fund".
Paul Singer’s philanthopist activities include financial support for LGBTQ rights. He is active in the Republican party and is a strong opponent of raising taxes for the wealthiest 1%.
Founded investment management firm Leads Paulson & Co in 1996.
John Paulson’s prominence and fortune were made in 2007 when he earned around $4 billion by using credit default swaps to effectively bet against the US subprime mortgage lending market.
American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist.
Former chairman and president of Duquesne Capital, which he founded in 1981.
From 1988 to 2000, Druckenmiller managed money for George Soros as the lead portfolio manager for Quantum Fund, reporting making $260 million by it.
February 3, 2021 Finance
Chairman of CAMCapital, which he established in 2012 to manage his investment.
As of September 2020, Bruce Kovner was ranked as the 14th top hedge fund manager from the Forbes 400 list in terms of net worth.
January 30, 2021 Finance