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Portrait de John Paulson
Birthday : 12/14/1955
Place of birth : New York (New York) - United States
Public asset : 2,629,793 USD
Country of residence : United States
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Summary 
Mr. J. M. Paulson is President & General Manager at Gold River Resort & Casino, Inc., President & General Manager at Gold River Operating Corp., President & Founder at Nevastar Investments Corp., and President at Construction Specialist of Nevada, Inc.

He is on the Board of Directors at CardioDynamics International Corp.

Mr. Paulson also served on the board at Full House Resorts, Inc.


Biography of John Paulson 
John Paulson is the boss of the investment fund Paulson & Co. founded in 1995. It’s thanks to subprime crisis that he is become famous. Ranked from Trader monthly magazine best trader of the world in 2008, he became a safe value for investment advice. With a fortune amounted to $ 16 billion in 2011, he was ranked as 36th richest people in the world. Today, with $ 36 billion in assets under management, his fund is the third largest global hedge fund.


John Paulson was recognized for his ability to anticipate the market movements. Graduated from Harvard and with an experience in Bear Sterns Investment Bank, he speculated on the housing bubble’s burst and subprime mortgages’ collapse. He created four hedge fund with only one goal: to cover the default risk of these mortgages. One of these funds, the Credit Opportunities opened in early 2007 with $ 130 million, in 12 months was valued at $ 3,2 billion.

John Paulson funds’ assets are valuated at $ 29 billion. His flagship fund, the Paulson Credit, posted a performance of 590% in 2007. Also in 2007, one of his funds invested in agriculture commodities has collected earnings for $ 3,7 billion, another record for the investor who was called by the media “The Sultan subprime”.

John Paulson has hired Alan Greenspan, old Fed’s Chairman.
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Anecdotes
John Paulson paid $ 15 million in October to a fund for foreclosure’s victims.
Citations
"There is a chance – a very good chance – that gold will be the next NASDAQ."


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