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Real Time Net Worth
as of 6/24/2024

# 453 Stanley Druckenmiller 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 6/24/2024
OccupationFounder, Duquesne Family Office
Source of WealthHedge Funds
ResidenceNew York, New York
Marital StatusMarried
EducationBS, Bowdoin College
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$3.04B
Stanley Druckenmiller
Stanley Druckenmiller
United States
Net worth: $6.41B

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Early Life and Education

Stanley Freeman Druckenmiller was born on June 14, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Anne and Stanley Thomas Druckenmiller.
He grew up in a middle-class household in the suburbs of Philadelphia, experiencing his parents' divorce during elementary school.
Druckenmiller attended Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated with a BA in English and economics from Bowdoin College in 1975.
While at Bowdoin College, he partnered with Lawrence B. Lindsey to open a hot dog stand.
He dropped out of a Ph.D. program in economics at the University of Michigan to work as an oil analyst for Pittsburgh National Bank.

Investment Career

In 1977, Druckenmiller started as a management trainee at Pittsburgh National Bank, quickly becoming head of the bank's equity research group within a year.
He founded Duquesne Capital Management in 1981.
Druckenmiller became a consultant to Dreyfus in 1985 and later joined George Soros's Quantum Fund in 1988, where he famously profited from the bet against the British pound in 1992.
After leaving Soros in 2000, he focused solely on managing Duquesne Capital Management, which he closed in August 2010 with over $12 billion in assets.
Druckenmiller is known for his top-down investment approach, similar to George Soros, holding both long and short positions and utilizing leverage.

Political and Economic Views

Druckenmiller advocates for reducing spending on social safety net programs like Social Security.
He has been a significant supporter of Republican politicians, including donating to Chris Christie's gubernatorial campaign.
In 2020, Druckenmiller warned of potential inflation due to Federal Reserve actions following the stock market crash.
He has expressed concerns since 1994 that government entitlement spending could lead to economic crises.
In 2013, Druckenmiller donated $300,000 to presidential campaigns, supporting candidates like Christie, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich.

Wealth and Philanthropy

In 2009, Druckenmiller donated $705 million to medical research, education, and anti-poverty causes, including a $100 million gift to establish a Neuroscience Institute at NYU School of Medicine.
He closed his hedge fund, Duquesne Capital, in 2010 to focus more on philanthropy, donating $700 million to his foundation.
Druckenmiller serves as Chairman of the Board of Harlem Children's Zone, to which he donated $25 million in 2006.
He and his wife are principal sponsors of the New York City AIDS walk and have supported various charitable endeavors.
The Stanley F. Druckenmiller Hall at Bowdoin College is named after his grandfather, reflecting his philanthropic contributions to education.

Personal Life

Druckenmiller has been married twice, first to his high school sweetheart in 1976, and then to Fiona Katharine Biggs in 1988.
He has three daughters with Biggs.
Biggs is a graduate of Barnard College and a niece of investor Barton Biggs.
The couple supports charitable causes together, including the New York City AIDS walk.
Druckenmiller's personal interests extend to potential investments, such as his brief involvement in a bid for ownership in the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Stanley Druckenmiller?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.13% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Stanley Druckenmiller's net worth of $6.41B.

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 48.35% compared to 16.28% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Stanley Druckenmiller 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 Stanley Druckenmiller, 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