⬅ # 681 Sami Mnaymneh|# 683 Ananda Krishnan

# 682 Tony Tamer 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024

# 682 Tony Tamer 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
OccupationCoounder and Co-CEO, H.I.G. Capital
Source of WealthPrivate Equity
ResidenceNew York, New York
Marital StatusMarried
EducationMBA, Harvard Business School; BS, Rutgers University; MS in Engineering, Stanford University
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$3.29B
Tony Tamer
Tony Tamer
United States
Net worth: $4.93B

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Anthony Aouni Tamer, born October 12, 1957, is an American billionaire businessman, and the co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity firm with $54 billion under management.
Tamer's wealth primarily stems from his co-founding of H.I.G. Capital in 1993, alongside Sami Mnaymneh. They've established the firm as a leader in middle-market private equity deals, with operations across Europe, Latin America, and a significant credit business.
He holds positions on the boards of various philanthropic organizations, showcasing a commitment to social impact alongside his business endeavors.


Tony Tamer was born on October 12, 1957.
He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University.
Tamer began his career at Hewlett-Packard and later at Sprint Corporation in various engineering, marketing, and manufacturing positions.
In 1986, he joined Bain & Company, where he rose to become a partner, specializing in business unit strategies, productivity improvement initiatives, and acquisition activities for Fortune 500 clients.
In 1993, Tamer co-founded H.I.G. Capital with Sami Mnaymneh, building it into a global private equity firm with $48 billion of equity capital under management.
Since its inception, H.I.G. has invested in and managed over 300 companies worldwide, with a current portfolio exceeding 100 companies and combined sales of over $30 billion.


In January 2015, Tamer and his wife Sandra made a transformative gift to establish and endow The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia University.
Tamer serves on the board of The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia University, the Dean's Council of the Harvard Kennedy School, and as a Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
He is also a member of the Board of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the advisory board of LIFE (Lebanese International Finance Executives).
Tamer is the Founding Chairman of COOP Careers, a non-profit helping under-represented college graduates find careers in the digital economy.

Personal Life

Tamer is married to Sandra, who holds a master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
The couple has four daughters and resides in New York City.
Tamer is of Lebanese descent and is recognized as one of the wealthiest individuals of Lebanese origin.
In 2022, he acquired a $81 million villa in Saint-Tropez, showcasing his lavish lifestyle.

H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. Capital, co-founded by Tony Tamer and Sami Mnaymneh in 1993, manages $60 billion of capital.
The firm specializes in providing debt and equity capital to middle-market companies, with over 1000 employees globally.
H.I.G.'s equity funds focus on management buyouts, recapitalizations, and corporate carve-outs, while debt funds invest in senior, unitranche, and junior debt financing.
Additionally, H.I.G. manages real estate and infrastructure funds, along with a publicly traded business development corporation (BDC), WhiteHorse Finance.
The company's extensive portfolio includes more than 400 companies, with a current portfolio of over 100 companies generating sales exceeding $53 billion.
Headquartered in Miami, H.I.G. has affiliate offices across major U.S. cities and internationally in Europe, South America, and the Middle East.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Tony Tamer?

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 Tony Tamer's net worth of $4.93B.

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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Tony Tamer 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 Tony Tamer, Private Equity 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