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10 Things to Know about Ken Griffin

  1. Ken Griffin has a net worth of $9 billion.
  2. Griffin founded and runs Citadel in Chicago, which manages over $28 billion worth of assets.
  3. Griffin has helped make Citadel become recognized as one of the world’s most respected and successful investment firms.
  4. Griffin first began trading from his dorm at Harvard in 1987, where he put a satellite dish on the roof to get real-time stock quotes.
  5. Griffin owns Citadel Securities, one of Wall Street’s largest market makers.
  6. Griffin has made Forbes lists as the richest person in Illinois, 65thmost powerful person, one of the highest-earning hedge fund managers, 52ndon the list of Forbes 400, and one of the richest people in America’s largest 50 cities.
  7. The University of Chicago renamed its economics department after Griffin in 2017 when he donated$150 million.
  8. Griffin owns four floors at No. 9 Walton in Chicago, worth $58.75 million, as well as three other Chicago residences worth $46.96 million combined, and $200 million worth of residences in Manhattan and $230 million worth in Florida.
  9. Griffin gives millions of dollars to Chicago’s art museums and other local institutions, including a $10 million donation to the Chicago Police Department and University of Chicago Crime Lab to combat violence and crime in Chicago.
  10. Griffin recently let go of over 21 people from Citadel’s stock units, Aptigon Capital. This equates to firing 15% of the unit. The mass cut was said to be a part of changes being made to strengthen Aptigon Capital.
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