These 5 hedge fund managers made over $1 billion in 2015

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Ray Dalio
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On Tuesday, Institutional Investor released their annual list of the top earning hedge fund managers for 2015. There were five huge winners.

The top 25 managers earned just under $13 billion combined. The bulk of that, however, was earned by just the top five, who took home at least $1 billion apiece and accounted for more than half of the top 25’s total, with $7.4 billion.

Institutional Investor also highlighted that it was a good year for computer-driven managers, as about half of the full list and six of the top eight managers used quant-driven models.

We’ve compiled the top five managers, how much they made in 2015, their fund total assets under management, and their firm. Check them out below.


5. Israel (Izzy) Englander: $1.15 billion

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Israel Englander, Chairman and CEO, Millennium Partners
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Firm: Millennium Management

AUM: $33.2 billion

(Source: Millennium Management)


3 (tie). David Tepper: $1.4 billion

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David Tepper
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Firm: Appaloosa Management

AUM: $18 billion

(Source: Business Insider)


3 (tie). Ray Dalio: $1.4 billion

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Ray Dalio, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates
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REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Firm: Bridgewater Associates

AUM: $169 billion

(Source: Business Insider)


1 (tie). James Simons: $1.7 billion

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Hedge fund director James Simons, director of Renaissance Technologies LLC
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Firm: Renaissance Technologies

AUM: $27 billion

(Source: Forbes)


1 (tie). Kenneth Griffin: $1.7 billion

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CEO of Citadel Investment Group Kenneth Griffin
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Firm: Citadel

AUM: $25 billion

(Source: Business Insider)


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