Just 10 years ago, the top 25 hedge fund managers were paid $5bn between them.
In 2010, $5bn represented what just one hedgie made - John Paulson, from Paulson & Co.
And last year saw the top 25 hedge fund managers trouser $22.07bn between them, which would pay the salaries of 441,400 workers earning $50,000pa. Nice.
Sources - AR magazine, The New York Times