Financial Executive Kenneth Griffin
Born in Florida and now residing in Chicago, Kenneth Griffin is a hedge fund manager and the Chief Executive Officer of Citadel LLC, one of the world's most lucrative hedge funds.
has a personal net worth of over five billion dollars, and he
has netted billions of dollars for the company.
Griffin's success in the arena of investment began when he
was at Harvard University
gained knowledge from his
also used money given to him by his
grandparents to start two funds, trading in his
made a significant profit as a result of the stock market crash of 1987.
founded Citadel just a year after his
college graduation, and by 2003, he
was numbered among the Forbes
400 list of wealthiest Americans.
At the time, he
was the second youngest person on the list.
company has continued to thrive, and he
has a reputation for fierce determination and a keen sense of the market.
In addition to his
business activities, Griffin
has amassed a large art collection and was recognized by "Art News
" as being one of the ten most active art collectors in the whole world.
In addition to buying art for his
own collection, he
has donated many pieces of art to museums.
He is also a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, to which he donated several million dollars toward a new chapel.
has also given generously to a number of other organizations, including his
alma mater of Harvard
, to which he
provided 150 million dollars for scholarships.
He serves as the director of the Chicago Public Education Fund, and his own Citadel Group Foundation has given money to several reputable Chicago organizations, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Children's Memorial Hospital.