GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Greenwich’s Paul Tudor Jones II!
Jones, who lives in Greenwich, turns 60 on Sunday. The billionaire hedge fund manager was born Sept. 28, 1954, in Memphis.
He started his career with working on the trading floors as a clerk and then became a broker for E.F. Hutton.
He founded Tudor Investment Corp. in 1980, a leading asset management firm headquartered in Greenwich.
In February 2013, Forbes Magazine listed him as one of the 40 Highest-Earning hedge fund managers.
As of March 2014, he was estimated to have a net worth of $4.3 billion by Forbes Magazine and ranked as the 108th richest American and 345th richest in the world. With this financial success, he founded the nonprofit Robin Hood Foundation.
He is a former chairman of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and currently chairs the Everglades Foundation.
He donated $35 million to University of Virginia for the construction of a new basketball arena. He also has made donations to numerous political candidates.
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