Alpha's Rich List


The 25 top-earning hedge fund managers in our 15th annual Rich List ranking took home nearly $13 billion in 2015, up more than 10 percent from the previous year.


Alpha's Rich List is an annual ranking, by income, of the top 25 highest-earning hedge fund managers. The list counts the share each manager earns of his firm's fees as well as the gains on the capital he has personally invested in his funds. Below is a list of all the Hedge Fund Rich List rankings.


The world's 25 best-paid hedge fund managers saw a 45 percent decline in earnings in 2014 but still made $11.6 billion in our 14th annual Rich List ranking.

The 25 individuals in our 13th annual ranking of the world's top-earning hedge fund managers raked in more than $21 billion last year.

Our 12th annual ranking of the world's top-earning hedge fund managers.

The top 25 hedge fund managers made $14.4 billion last year.

The top 25 hedge fund managers made $22.07 billion in 2010, betting on both gold and recovery.

Is the recession over? It is for the wealthiest hedge fund managers, who made a record $25 billion in 2009.

Altogether the 25 highest-earning hedge fund managers made $11.6 billion, making 2008 the third-best year for the 25 biggest earners since AR began compiling the list. The group's average take-home pay was $464 million. That number may pale next to last year's, when the top 25 earned a record average of $892 million apiece, but the fact remains that $464 million is a kingly sum, especially during a year of global recession, stock market wipeouts and vanishing wealth.

John Paulson tops the list.



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