John Paulson Net Worth

John Paulson Net Worth $13.5 Billion

John Paulson is a successful American investor, hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He is the founder, President, Director and Portfolio Manager of a New York-based hedge fund known as Paulson & Co. Inc. He also serves as the Investment Manager at Paulson International Ltd, and General Partner at Paulson Partners L.P. From 1982 to 1984, he served as an Associate at Odyssey Partners. 

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From 1984 to 1988, Paulson was a Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Bear Stearns. From 1988 to 1992, he was a General Partner at Gruss Partners. According to Forbes, Paulson is the 33rd and 91st richest person in the United States and in the world respectively. Paulson’s net worth to be about $13.5 billion (as of March 2014). In 2007, Paulson was involved in short-selling subprime mortgages and made $3.7 billion, instantly becoming a billionaire. Three years later, he made nearly $5 billion, beating a hedge-fund record. His wealth was made largely from the collapse of mortgage-backed securities market.

Paulson started his career in 1980 at Boston Consulting Group.  His work at the company was research intensive, and he managed to excel in it. However, Paulson wasn’t investing, he was just giving advice to various companies. He intended to move to Wall Street without necessarily beginning all over again from the bottom of the ladder. 

In 2008, Paulson was ranked as the best trader of the world by Trader monthly magazine. In 2011, he was listed as the 36th richest person in the world with his then net worth of $16 billion. Today, his fund is the 3rd largest hedge fund in the world. His ability to anticipate the market movements earned him global recognition. 

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