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# 248 Chris Hohn 

$9.61B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/21/2024

# 248 Chris Hohn 

$9.61B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/21/2024
OccupationFounder, The Children's Investment Fund Management
Source of WealthHedge Funds
Age57
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Marital StatusDivorced
EducationMBA, Harvard Business School
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$11.8B
Chris Hohn
Chris Hohn
United Kingdom
Net worth: $9.61B

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Biography

Early Life and Education

Sir Christopher Anthony Hohn was born in October 1966 in Addlestone, Surrey, United Kingdom.
He graduated from University of Southampton with first-class honors in accounting and business economics in 1988; Completed MBA from Harvard Business School in 1993 as a Baker Scholar.

Career

Began career at Apax Partners in 1994, then moved to Perry Capital in 1996, where he became head of Perry's London operations in 1998.
Founded The Children's Investment Fund (TCI) in 2003, a prominent value-based hedge fund.
Launched 'Say on climate' initiative in conjunction with TCI, advocating for corporate disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions and plans to manage them.
Reportedly built a €730m stake in Heathrow Airport via investment companies in 2019.
Received £275 million dividend from TCI Fund Management in December 2023.

Philanthropy

Donated over $4.5 billion to The Children's Investment Fund Foundation, focusing on children in poverty in developing countries.
Donated £50,000 to Extinction Rebellion in 2019, with additional £150,000 donated by The Children's Investment Fund Foundation.
Made a £2.4 million donation in April 2020 to purchase SAMBA II machines for COVID-19 testing.

Investor Activism

Wrote open letters on behalf of TCI to Alphabet and Google in 2022, advocating for job cuts and addressing excessive compensation.
Alphabet cut 12,000 jobs (6% of workforce) in response to Hohn's letter in January 2023.
Called for further job cuts (targeting 20%) in a subsequent letter to Alphabet's CEO.
Initiated controversial 'Say on climate' campaign, aiming for shareholder advisory votes on companies' greenhouse gas emission plans.

Personal Life

Married Jamie Cooper, a fellow Harvard graduate, and has four children, including triplets.
Marriage ended in divorce in 2014, with a reported settlement of £337 million.
Knighted as Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in 2014 for philanthropic contributions.
Currently married to Kylie Hohn, co-founder and CEO of LightEn, an organization focused on environmental causes.
Practices yoga and follows a vegetarian diet.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Chris Hohn?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.10% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Chris Hohn's net worth of $9.61B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.76% compared to 11.89% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Chris Hohn is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Chris Hohn, Hedge Funds is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey