Ken Griffin

Citadel's Ken Griffin is still Illinois' richest person — and he's getting richer

Citadel's Ken Griffin is still Illinois' richest person — and he's getting richer

Ken Griffin must be getting comfortable on top.

Forbes released its 32nd Annual World Billionaires List on Tuesday, and although Griffin is No. 172 on the list, he places higher than any other Illinoisan.

Griffin founded and runs Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel, which manages more than $27 billion in assets. Forbes puts his real-time net worth at about $9.1 billion. He got his start in his Harvard dorm, where he began trading in 1987, according to Forbes. He put a satellite dish on the roof so he could nab real-time stock quotes.

It’s not the Chicago billionaire’s first time leading the pack of Illinoisans on a Forbes ranking. He topped the same list last year and...

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