The blow-it-all-up billionaires by Vicky Ward - The Huffington Post


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Robert went on to work for decades at IBM, where he had a reputation as a brilliant computer scientist. He made his vast fortune in his 50s, after his work on predicting financial markets led to his becoming co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies ... Sebastian Mallaby’s account of the hedge-fund elite, More Money Than God, describes him as an “icy cold” poker player who doesn’t remember having a nightmare. He likes model trains, having once purchased a set for $2.7 million, and has acquired one of the country’s largest collections of machine guns.

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9 weeks ago by maoxian
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9 weeks ago by drewcaldwell
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3 big Mercers stories today!

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