Julian H. Robertson, Jr.
Julian H. Robertson, Jr. "is the chairman of Tiger Management L.L.C., which he co-founded in May 1980. From initial capital of eight million dollars, Tiger eventually became the world’s largest hedge fund with assets of over 21 billion dollars.
"Mr. Robertson is a 1955 graduate of the University of North Carolina. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy prior to joining Kidder Peabody in 1957.
"After joining Kidder Peabody and Company as a sales trainee, Mr. Robertson became a vice president and stockholder in 1966 and later was made a director. In 1974, he became chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Webster Management Corporation, Kidder Peabody’s investment advisory subsidiary, and served in that capacity until his departure in 1978.
"Mr. Robertson is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Environmental Defense, and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and a member of the National Board of Advisors of the Children's Scholarship Fund.
In 1996, he established the Robertson Foundation.
According to Forbes: "Legendary macro hedge fund manager trying to make new fortune in wine. Started R.P. Imports this year to bring 5 selections of his New Zealand TeAwa label to major U.S. markets. North Carolina native got start at Kidder, Peabody age 25. At 42 headed Kidder's money management arm. Raised $8.8 billion to start Tiger Management fund (named after his moniker for people he likes). Became world's biggest hedge fund until he shuttered in 2002 after suffering 2 years of losses. Mentor to current generation of hedge fund stars. Smitten with New Zealand: in addition to vineyards (including cult winery Dry River) built golf courses, private resorts there."