25. James Si­mons


Si­mons was a math pro­fes­sor at Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, his alma mater, and at Har­vard, be­fore even­tu­ally be­com­ing chair of the math department at Stony Brook Univer­sity. Si­mons left academia in 1982 to start Re­nais­sance Tech­nolo­gies, a quan­ti­ta­tive-trad­ing firm that even­tu­ally spawned the most suc­cess­ful hedge fund ever. Si­mons, who re­tired in 2010, con­tin­ues to pro­mote math in the class­room as founder and chair­man of Math for Amer­ica, a pro­gram that helps train STEM teach­ers and sup­ports them with stipends.

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