Thomas Peterffy

Dan Haar: Two Billionaires Head For Florida, Deepening CT's Cash Crisis

Dan Haar: Two Billionaires Head For Florida, Deepening CT's Cash Crisis

Thomas Peterffy, one of three Connecticut residents with an 11-figure net worth, has taken his wealth from Greenwich to Florida, a move that all by itself explains part of the state's budget shortfall.

Eleven figures, if you didn't scribble it on paper, means Peterffy, a Hungarian immigrant and pioneer in electronic stock trading, is worth more than $10 billion. He's valued at $11.1 billion, according to Forbes, which now lists Palm Beach, Fla. as Peterffy's address.

And Peterffy isn't the only Greenwich billionaire who has left for sunnier — and oh, by the way, lower tax — environs. C. Dean Metropoulos, an investor and food industry executive who controls...

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