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Hedge Fund Billionaire John Paulson Gives $8.5 Million To Open New Success Academy Schools

John Paulson, the billionaire head of hedge fund Paulson & Co., said on Thursday he would donate $8.5 million to charter school network Success Academy, as it opens new middle schools schools in the New York City area.

Gold Bets Weigh on Paulson, Einhorn

brendan mcdermid/Reuters David Einhorn, founder and president of Greenlight Capital, speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York May 4, 2015. Will John Paulson and David Einhorn give up the ghost when it comes to gold? Michelle Celarier at the New York Post points out that Paulson’s bets on miners, including AlgoGold Ashanti (AU), [...]

John Paulson’s Hedge Fund to Buy Another Puerto Rico Hotel

Paulson & Company will pay $20 million for the San Juan Beach Hotel, one of several hotels in Puerto Rico that Mr. Paulson has acquired.

John Paulson Can Stop Dreaming About That Cabinet Job In The Trump White House

You can cross Paulson's name off the short list for Treasury Secretary in Trumperica.

Panic Sets in Among Hardy Hedge Fund Investors Remaining in Greece

... the question of what happens when the markets do open is particularly acute for the hedge fund investors -- including luminaries like David Einhorn and John Paulson -- who have collectively poured more than 10 billion euros, or $11 billion, into Greek government bonds, bank stocks and a slew of other investments... Show More Summary

John Paulson launches new stock fund

Fund will initially bet on or against health, tech and consumer stocks.

John Paulson to Launch First Ever Long/Short Hedge Fund

Eduardo Munoz/Reuters President of Paulson & Co. John Paulson speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York. Billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson is starting its first-ever long/short fund. The Wall Street Journal reports that Paulson’s fund will target healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology and consumer stocks. The new money pool will be managed by Guy Levy, [...]

Hot-Handed Billionaire Investors Are Buying These Six Stocks

David Tepper, Larry Robbins and John Paulson, are all up 10% or more after fees in 2015. That compares to a 3% return for the S&P 500.

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ON JUNE 3rd, John Paulson—an American hedge fund manager best known for profiting from the housing market collapse—donated $400m to Harvard University, already the world's wealthiest university (as measured by its $36.4bn overall endowment in 2014). Show More Summary

Why John Paulson Is Right to Give Harvard $400 Million

In the time-honored category of “no good deed goes unpunished”, hedge fund  billionaire John Paulson is being criticized for endowing a new school of engineering at Harvard with a $400 million gift.  It’s the largest in Harvard history.  It’s a bit hard to believe that such a gift would be [...]

Hedge fund managers unload on Malcolm Gladwell after he trashes John Paulson

On Wednesday, hedge fund manager John Paulson donated $400 million to endow Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, making the it largest gift in the school's history. Soon after the news broke, the internet exploded with...Show More Summary

Malcolm Gladwell burns hedge fund manager who donated $400 million to Harvard on Twitter.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Malcolm Gladwell doesn't think Harvard needs money and he's not afraid to say it. Who can argue with an expression that intense? (via Getty) Wall Street billionaire John Paulson gave Harvard its largest donation in history on Wednesday, adding to its already enormous endowment of $36.4 BILLION dollars. Show More Summary

John Paulson is only the 4th person to have a Harvard school named after him

This week, Wall Street billionaire John Paulson donated $400 million to Harvard University. That donation earned him building naming rights with the eponymous John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But although Harvard...Show More Summary

A tweet in the form of a blog post, with an addendum, #Paulson, #Harvard

Until “effective altruism” figures out what drives innovation, those recommendations simply aren’t that reliable. Addendum: John Sterling just wrote this in the MR comments section: I think Steven Landsburg made the definitive “pro-Paulson gift” argument in his classic Slate piece defending Ebenezer Scrooge. Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE, THE RICH GET RICHER EDITION: Malcolm Gladwell mercilessly mocks John Pauls…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE, THE RICH GET RICHER EDITION: Malcolm Gladwell mercilessly mocks John Paulson’s obscene $400 million gift to Harvard. I think we need to tax “excessive” endowments and spread the wealth around to other, less fortunate, academic institutions that didn’t win the academic lottery the way Harvard did. Because equality!

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Billionaire's Ego Donates $400 Million to Harvard  

John Paulson, the billionaire hedge-fund manager who made money hand-over-fist by betting against the subprime mortgage market before the housing bust, has decided to donate $400 million to Harvard University, where he attended business school. Show More Summary

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