John Paulson[table border=”0″]Net Worth, $11.2 Billion,,,
Source of Wealth, Founder and President of Paulson & Co.,,,
John Paulson is an American hedge fund manager most notable for accurately predicting the American housing crisis of 2009 and using his firm, Paulson & Co., to bet against the effectiveness of subprime mortgage lending. This allowed him to pull in a record $5 billion in 2010, quite a feat even for the List of Billionaires.
Now a major investor in gold trading, Paulson has also begun investing in Bank of America, Citigroup and other firms.
In 2012, he donated $100 million to the Central Park Conservancy. He has also made notable contributions to SuperPACs, including Mitt Romney’s Restore Our Future SuperPAC.
He owns numerous houses: one in Aspen, an Upper East Side townhouse, another home in Southhampton, and others.