Title: Founder, Bridgewater Associates Country: US Age: 66
Ray Dalio is the founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest and most successful hedge funds in the world. A self-made billionaire, Dalio is managing a $160 billion portfolio, and is himself worth at least $17 billion. Since being named to TIME magazine’s 2012 list of the most influential people in the world, his investment secrets have become highly coveted and last year he shared them in a 30 minute Youtube video, which has been watched more than 2 million times.
His self-published manual ‘Principles’ on money management and leadership is regarded as a bible among the investment world. Dalio is completely transparent to his employees, and it has worked in favor for him: Bridgewater is often viewed as cultish, and is among the best places to work on Wall Street.
Ray Dalio attributes his success by reminding himself of decisions he’s made which didn’t work.
“Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life.” Ray Dalio