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Why Jews are Among the Best Hedge Fund Managers? David Tepper, George Soros, Leon Cooperman and More

05/19/2015 by OctaFinance in Guru News


Why Jews are Among the Best Hedge Fund ManagersJews are well-known for being entrepreneurs, traders and business-people who beat the market odds. Out of the best 25 money managers since the advent of American Capitalism, 17 are Jewish! It is something that leaves many people dumbfounded because its probability of occurring is almost zero therefore very difficult to compute. Some of these in top 25 are of course very famous names: George Soros, Steven Cohen, James Simon, David Tepper, John Paulson, Carl Icahn, Daniel Loeb, Leon Cooperman, Seth Klarman, Israel Englander, David Einhorn, Bruce Kovner.

The only Jewish-majority nation on the planet - Israel - is very tiny and with a very small population, yet Jews are renowned as the best performing hedge-fund managers on the planet. Figures from the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS) indicate that the Jewish nation of Israel has a population of just 8.1 million. In addition, the total number of people of Jewish origin who are living in the Diaspora is roughly 7.8 million. This puts the total number of Jews on the entire planet at around 15.9 million out of a global population of 7.3 billion (7300 million), which is a percentage of a meager 0.22%! From the figures it seems, only about one out of every 459 people (1/459) globally is a Jew, yet Jews literally lead the world when it comes to business and entrepreneurship.

Some of the Top Jewish Hedge Fund Managers Are

George Soros: the chairman and founder of Soros Fund Management, as well as the founder of Quantum Fund. He is reported to have returned 20%-plus annualized in the last four decades. What this means is that if $10 million was invested with his hedge fund 40 years ago and compounded at an annual rate of 20%, it would be worth a whopping $14 billion today! Can you image what 30% annualized compounded returns could make?

James Simon (who was raised in Jewish family) is the first in our hedge funds return rank with 35%+ annualized returns in 27 years. David Tepper is another hedge fund start with 27% annualized returns for 22 years active management. Steven A. Cohen has achieved more than 30% annualized returns for 20+ years. All of them were also raised in Jewish families.

Other top hedge fund managers who are either wholly or partly Jewish include:

John Paulson (Jewish mother, non-Jewish father), who made 12% + return for 19 years. Carl Icahn (both parents ethnic Jews but father an atheist) returned 21% annualized for 15 years.

Others include Larry Robins, Daniel Loeb, Leon Cooperman, Eddie Lampert, Daniel Och, Nelson Peltz, Israel Englander, Seth Klarman, David Einhorn and Marc Lasry, Michael Steinhardt, Bruce Kovner.

So, why are Jews so successful in business, especially in America? Some of the reasons include:

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