Firm: Duquesne Capital
City: New York
2008 Age: 55
2008 Assets Under Management: $10 Billion
Druckenmiller graduated from from Bowdoin College in 1975 where he studied English and Economics. He went on to begin a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan but decided leave the program to take a job as a stock analyst for Pittsburgh National Bank.
Druckenmiller founded Duquesne Capital Management 1981.
In 1988, he joined George Soros, replacing Victor Niederhoffer at the Quantum Fund.
In 2000 Druckenmiller returned to Duquesne Capital.
Druckenmiller is also chairman of the board of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a non-profit providing educational services to thousands of children and adults in New York City.
Druckenmiller is one of the traders profiled in Jack D. Schwager’s New Market Wizards. Druckenmiller is married to Fiona Biggs, a manager at Dreyfus.