Ray Dalio Biography
(Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Hedge Fund ‘Bridgewater Associates’)
Birthday: August 8, 1949 (Leo)
Born In: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Ray Dalio, born as Raymond Dalio, is an American investor and hedge fund manager. He is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest investment firms. He has worked at the New York Stock Exchange, Dominick & Dominick LLC, and Shearson Hayden Stone as well. Dalio is also an author and has published the essay ‘How the Economic Machine Works: A Template for Understanding what is Happening Now.’ He has published a book titled ‘Principles’ that details the billionaire investor’s philosophy on investments as well as corporate management based on his own self- analysis and corporate experiences. Talking about Dalio’s achievements further, he once appeared on Time Magazines’ list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Bloomberg Markets’ ‘50 Most Influential people’ list. As of February 2018, Dalio is one of the world's 100 richest people, according to Bloomberg. On a personal note, the American investor is a great philanthropist. He has joined Warren Buffett and Bill Gates’ pledge, promising to give more than half of his fortune to charitable foundations within his lifetime. Through his Dalio Foundation, he has directed millions of dollars in donations to the David Lynch Foundation, an organization that sponsors and promotes research on Transcendental Meditation.