Ray Dalio

Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates

1971, Bachelor's in Finance, C.W. Post College; 1973, MBA, Harvard. Forty-five years as global macro investor. Formerly: Director of Commodities, Dominick and Dominick, a Wall Street brokerage house; in charge of Institutional Futures Department, Shearson Hayden Stone. Currently, Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, a global macro investment firm and the world's largest hedge fund. Recipient of several lifetime achievement awards for innovative thinking that has changed the way institutions invest their money; named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Time magazine (2012).