Published On: Fri, May 13th, 2016

The Globe’s Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers

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Last year, the world’s 25 highest-earning hedge fund managers made a combined $12.94 billion, with the top five taking home over $1 billion each. That’s according to Institutional Invester’s Alpha, who offered a rare insight into the remarkable earnings of the world’s most successful hedge fund executives. Citadel’s Kenneth Griffin and James Simon of Renaissance shared first position with both earning $1.7 billion each in 2015.

Putting that figure into perspective, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was Wall Street’s best paid banker last year, earning a mere $27 million by comparison. Raymond Dalio and David Tepper jointly rounded off the top four with each taking home a cool $1.4 billion. Hedge fund managers usually earn their pay on the basis of a structure called the “two and 20”. They collect a 2 percent asset fee and earn another 20 percent on any profits earned.


2014: Wall Street Bankers Are Earning Their Biggest Bonuses since 2008

The average bonus for Wall Street bankers in 2013 grew to its highest level since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, hitting $164, 530. Meanwhile, the cash bonus pool reached $26.7 billion. Interestingly, the bonuses went up even though the profits from broker-dealer operations from New York Stock Exchange member firms fell 30 percent.

This chart shows hedge fund manager’s 2015 earnings.

Infographic: The Globe's Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers | Statista

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