Kenneth C. Griffin is known to have been born in the year 1968, in the city of Florida. He is actually an American hedge fund leader, and he is currently found in Chicago, Illinois.
Ken Griffin is recognized by many people as the founder and the CEO and of Citadel. Citadel is an international investment company. as at March this year, the company is believed to have over $25 billion which is held as its investment capital. Citadel is one of the largest international alternative investment management organizations in the world.
The Citadel group of hedge funds on wsj.com is actually ranked as one of the largest and most successful hedge funds institutions in the world. Just the other day, Griffin was believed to have an estimated net worth of over $6.6 billion.
During the financial crisis that happened in 2008, Citadel Company almost collapsed, but Ken Griffin has managed to restore its value with time. Many people actually praise him because of this, which is attributed to his enormous wealth. Last year, the Chicago hedge fund millionaire is believed to have given a very generous amount of $150 million to his former school,Harvard University. The donation was made to support the needy students in the university who are bright and show signs of being successful. Since the start of the school, they had never received a donation which was as big as this.
Ken always attributes his great success in life to the university. He started investing while he was still studying in the school, and with time, he has managed to become one of the richest people in America.
Just the other day, Forbes released its list that was ranking the 400 individuals who have the most known wealth in the whole of America. Mr. Kenneth Griffin got the 89th position out of the 400 people shortlisted. In 2014, he was in the 102 position. This means that He actually jumped 14 positions, to get to his current position. Kenneth has a lot of wealth in his possession and currently he has over 5 billion kept in his bank accounts.
Griffins is also known to be a very vocal supporter of the charter school. He has padded the famous campaign war chests for politicians. Some of these include the Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and also the ex-Republican presidential contester, Mr. Mitt Romney. He is also known because of the great support he gives to the cultural institutions in his country.
There are other recognized people in the list too. One of them is Oprah , who is known everywhere in the world. Although she is not a Chicagoan at the moment, she managed to scoop the 209th position. Currently she resides in Montecito, Calif. The lady has quite a lot in her bank accounts.
The richest person according to the Forbes list is actually the well-known Bill Gates. He has held this position for some time now, and he is still on the top. He was followed by one Warren Buffett, Larry Ellison and the Koch brothers