Forbes: Connecticut Boasts 11 Billionaires In 2013

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Ray Dalio of Greenwich is the richest person in Connecticut, according to Forbes' annual billionaires list. Photo Credit: Flickr user World Economic Forum

GREENWICH, Conn. – Connecticut is home to 11 billionaires, including eight who reside in Greenwich, according to the annual billionaire list published by Forbes.

Ray Dalio, hedge fund manager, founder of Bridgewater Associates and Greenwich resident, topped the list of billionaires in Connecticut with a net worth of $12.5 billion. He is the 28th-richest person in the United States and the 76th-richest person in the world, according to the published list.

Steve Cohen, founder of SAC Capital Advisors, is the second-richest billionaire in Greenwich with a net worth of $9.3 billion. Cohen is the 41st-richest person in the United States.

Interactive Brokers founder Thomas Peterffy is the third-richest Greenwich resident, with a net worth of $5 billion. Paul Tudor Jones, II, founder of Tudor Investment Company is fourth in Greenwich with a net worth of $3.6 billion.

Stephen Mandel, Jr., founder of Lone Pine Capital, has a net worth of $1.9 billion. Mario Gabelli, founder of Gamco Investors, has a net worth of $1.2 billion.

C. Dean Metropoulos, owner of Metropolous & Co. and one-half of the investment team trying to save Hostess snack cakes, is Greenwich's 10th billionaire with a net worth of $1.2 billion.

Rounding out Greenwich's billionaires is William Macaulay, founder energy-focused private equity giant First Reserve, with a net worth of $1.1 billion.

Danbury's Peter Buck, co-founder of the Subway sandwich shop chain, is the sixth-richest Connecticut resident with a net worth of $2.6 billion.

Darien's Richard Chilton, Jr., founder of Chilton Investment Company is Connecticut's eighth-richest resident with a net worth of $1.2 billion.

Karen Pritzker, heiress to the Hyatt hotel chain fortune, is a Hamden resident and the fifth-richest Connecticut resident with a net worth of $3.2 billion.

See Forbes' full list of billionaires here.

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Pony Tail Steve:

Thats a great Zoo, also the Science center and planetarium needs some $$ big time as well.

Pony Tail Steve:

Before 911 there were 3 hedge funds in Greenwhich. Now there hundreds.
The money moved

DavidA:

Will one of these billionaires please stand up and help fund a major redevelopment and future funding for the Beardsley Park Zoo. It is a beautiful property in an area that could use a lot of investing and SW CT could use a first class attraction to take kids to. The Zoo presently does the best it can with what it has but could do so much more with the financial help and leadership these folks could offer.

Paige:

Good point, David. The Zoo has been working on a tight budget for a LONG time and there are expenses that simply can't be cut, such as feeding the animals.