Kenneth C Griffin is prominently known as a founder and CEO of the Hedge Fund 'Citadel,' which he founded in 1990. His company was even honored and ranked in the 'Top 10 Great Workplaces in Financial Services' by 'Great Place to Work Institute' in March 2015.
The visionary entrepreneur Kenneth had already started managing funds when he was just 19 years old; in his second year at Havard (1987), he had capitalized $265,000 seed money that he collected from his relatives and friends.
Since-then he has come-long way, and his success has touched great heights. Kenneth has been recognized as the richest person in Illinois since 2013.
Kenneth C Griffin Married Life With Wife
Kenneth got married to the founder of Aragon Global Management(Chicago-based hedge fund firm) Anne Dias Griffin in July 2004. The couple welcomed three children in their life.
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But, later, the couple’s relationship didn’t sail quite well—after 12 years of marriage, they decided to part ways in October 2015. The pair had cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation. Kenneth had filed for divorce in July 2014 in Cook County.
Kenneth C Griffin and his ex-wife Anne Dias Griffin(Source: chicagotribune.com)
The divorce got a little messy. Kenneth disclosed their prenuptial agreement's terma. He confirmed that his former wife DIas had received millions of dollars at the beginning of their marriage and $1 million each year of their marriage. However, Anne argued, saying that she was forced to sign the prenuptial agreement.
Things got more heated when Kenneth accused his ex-wife, claiming that she was using child support's payment to her lifestyle. On the other hand, Anne was seeking to nullify their prenup and claimed Kenneth was failing to pay child support for their three children, who were under the age of 10 at the time.
Before tying the knot with Anne, he was previously married to his childhood sweetheart Katherine Weingartt.
Kenneth C Griffin has done pretty well in his career and has garnished a massive net worth. According to Chicago Tribune, his company Hedge Fund 'Citadel' has amassed $32 billion in assets. Similarly, Kenneth's net worth is estimated to be $13 billion.
Besides, he had spent around $250 million for apartments at Central Park South condo tower in Manhattan Chicago in 2018 and purchased a $122 million mansion in London. In 2019, he purchased a $99 million worth house spread in an area of 3.7 acres in Florida with eight bedrooms.
Similarly, in January 2019, he made a history buying the most expensive property ever sold in the US- his New York penthouse at $238 million.
Some Interesting Facts About Kenneth: Wiki, Age
- Kenneth was born on 15 October 1968 in Daytona Beach(Floride), US.
- His father was diagnosed with Parkinson several years ago.
- The Museum of Science and Industry was renamed to Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science and Industry after Kenneth made a $125 million donation to the museum in October 2019.
- He also believes that America’s richest people need to have more influence in politics.
- Kenneth was also named the youngest self-made millionaire by the 'Forbes 400' in 2003; his fortune was estimated to be around $650 million at the time. By 2006, he had already ranked fifth-youngest richest American in the 'Forbes 400'.