18 Raymond Dalio

18 Raymond Dalio

Bridgewater Associates

$400 million

Ray Dalio, known for zigging when others zag, had paltry 3 to 4 percent returns in 2005 and 2006, when the returns of most hedge funds were in double digits. But he hit the jackpot in 2007, beating most competitors with a 13 percent return in his biggest fund, Pure Alpha Strategy.

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