Ray Dalio

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Ray Dalio on September 23, 2017 in New York City

Ray Dalio (* 1. August 1949 in Jackson Heights , Queens , New York City ) is an American entrepreneur , hedge funds - manager and philanthropist .


Dalio graduated from Long Island University and Harvard Business School . He founded Bridgewater Associates hedge fund company in 1975 . According to Forbes Magazine , Dalio was one of the richest Americans in 2013 and was listed in The World's Billionaires . Dalio is married with four children and lives with his family in Greenwich , Connecticut . According to the Forbes 2019 list, his net worth is approximately $ 18.4 billion. That put him at number 57 on Forbes' list of the richest people in the world.

Public appearance

Dalio has spoken out publicly as a critic of US capitalism in recent years . In an article published in 2019, he warned of social tensions in the US as a result of the widening gap between rich and poor. In his opinion, these tensions have been escalating recently.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dalio bet through Bridgewater Associates on a large scale on falling prices for European corporations. Nevertheless, his funds recorded immense losses in the wake of the corona crisis.


  • How the Economic Machine Works; A Template for Understanding What is Happening Now . 2007
  • Principles: Life & Work . 2017 ( ISBN 978-1501124020 )
  • Principles For Navigating Big Debt Crises . 2018 ( ISBN 978-1732689800 ; available online as pdf )
  • The principles of success. Finanzbuch, Munich 2019, ISBN 978-3-95972-123-3 . (With references and index)


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Success with hedge funds Der ruthless Mr. Dalio , FAZ , by Dennis Kremer, April 11, 2016.
  2. Christoph Rottwilm: 02/26/2015 Top earner 2014. These hedge fund managers earned more than one billion dollars a year , Manager-Magazin, February 26, 2015.
  3. ^ The Rise of Dalio Philanthropy: A Case Study of the New Mega-Giving (en-US) . In: Inside Philanthropy .  Retrieved April 8, 2019
  4. Ray Dalio . In: Forbes . ( forbes.com [accessed September 6, 2018]).
  5. Ray Dalio. Retrieved May 13, 2019 .
  6. https://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/banken-versicherungen/kapitalismus-kritik-star-investor-ray-dalio-warnt-vor-einer-revolution/24188040.html
  7. Der Aktionär.de: Hedge fund legend bets against Europe in a big way
  8. Institutional Money: Bridgewater Enters 14 Billion Short European Stocks , March 19, 2020
  9. Welt.de: Speculators pounce on German corporations