Famous Hedge Fund CEO – Kenneth Griffin
Ken C. Griffin was born on October 15, 1968 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Kenneth started investing when he was a freshman in college. He attended Harvard University and during his second year there, he began a hedge fund focusing on convertible bone arbitrage. He capitalized with approximately $265,000 dollars that was collected from his friends family and his grandmother. Griffins success early on in life enabled him to start a second fund and between the two, he was managing over $1 million. Later on, Ken Griffin became the found and CEO of Citadel. Citadel is a global investment firm that is estimated to be worth approximately $25 billion. Citadel is considered to be one of the largest investment firms in the world. The company’s group of hedge funds are said to be among the highest and most successful hedge funds in the world. Griffin is said to have an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion as of May 2015. Griffin donated some of his money to the financial aid fund at Harvard University in the beginning of 2014. The sum of his donations are said to be around $500 million. It only took 8 years for Kenneth to grow Citadel into a group of more than 100 employees and an estimated net worth of $1 million in capital investments. The company was founded in 1990 by Kenneth Griffin with approximately $4.6 million. He has been in the investment industry on turtle trader for over twenty years and has been featured in Forbes 400 and was listed as one of the youngest entrepreneur’s on the list. Citadel was ranked in the Top 10 Greatest Workplaces by the Great Places to Work Institute. It’s Kenneth’s goals to create a safe, effective and happy work environment for his employees. He has been known to provide a comfortable and pleasing work environment to his employees where he likes to include free lunches, different tours, different types of fitness programs and gifts. Ken started on Market Watch at very young in the investment world and has grown his business into a very reputable, trustworthy business. He has worked very hard to get where he is and has applied many valuable resources and extensive knowledge into each piece of his work.