Who is the best-paid person in the world
Is it overpaid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo?
Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron?
Goldman Sachs’ CEO Lloyd Blankfein?
Wrong, wrong, wrong!
Meet 53-year-old hedge fund manager David Tepper, of Appaloosa Management. In 2009, David Tepper earnt $4bn, according to the BBC.
I’m not sure whether it’s awe-inspiring or sickening, but it’s a HUGE amount of cash to earn in one year. Four billion dollars a year works out as $11m per day, or $1.2m per hour (based on a 9-hour working day). (Of course, most of this is in his bonus, not salary.)
The BBC piece is eye-opening – £4bn could buy you Montenegro (whose entire economic output is the same as David Tepper’s earnings in 2009); or all of Marvel Comics (including the Spiderman, Iron Man and X-Men franchises, which Disney bought for $4bn in 2009); or the World Cup (Qatar is spending $4bn on building nine new stadiums for the 2022 World Cup); or much, much more (obviously).
Hedge fund rich list 2009
|Hedge fund manager||Hedge fund group||Earnings|
Source: AR Magazine
Soros Fund Management
Paulson & Co
SAC Capital Advisers
Citadel Investment Group
Harbinger Capital Partners