John Paulson

John Paulson

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12/14/1955 - present

John Paulson is the Founder of Paulson & Co, a New York-based investment management firm. He is a notable hedge fund manager who made his billion-dollar fortune staking against subprime mortgages during the peak of the 2007 credit bubble. Paulson is recognized as one of the most prominent names in high finance who made one of the biggest fortunes in Wall Street history.

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  • John Paulson made the biggest winning bet in history
  • His eminence and fortune were made in 2007 when he earned almost $4 billion personally.
  • He was transformed from an ordinary money manager into a financial legend by using credit default swaps to effectively bet against the U.S. subprime mortgage lending market
  • The Forbes real-time tracker estimated his net worth at $4.2 billion as of May 2020.
  • Paulson's foundation has committed nearly $2 billion to charity.