Israel Englander

Firm: Millennium Management
City: New York
2009 Age: 60

Originating from Brooklyn, Israel “Izzy” Englander graduated from New York University (NYU). He later started out in the MBA program at NYU but left early to trade on the AMEX. He met John Mulheren on the trading floor and the two formed Jamie Securities. Mulheren’s conviction for insider trading led to the closing of the firm.

In 1990 Englander founded the global investment management firm Millennium Partners with $35 million in capital.

See also: Forbes 400 Richest Americans, CityFile Profile