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Ken Griffin, Illinois' richest man, made another $1.3 billion last year

Ken Griffin, Illinois' richest man, made another $1.3 billion last year

Managing other peoples' money is not a bad gig. Just ask Ken Griffin. Griffin, the richest man in Illinois and founder of the Chicago hedge fund Citadel, took home $1.3 billion last year, making him the best-paid in his field, the New York Times reported, citing data from the annual ranking by Institutional Investor's Alpha magazine. As a group, the top 25 hedge fund managers brought in $11.62 billion in compensation last year. A staggering sum, but that's still less than half the $21.15 billion they made in 2013. Last year was, in fact, the worst year for hedge fund manager pay since the financial crisis. Griffin, who is embroiled in a nasty divorce from his wife Anne Dias...

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