The top 20 most profitable hedge funds for investors of all time

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Bloomberg News reports that Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates overtook billionaire George Soros in 2015 as the man behind the hedge fund that has made the most money for investors in the history of the industry, according to an annual ranking.

Dalio’s Bridgewater Pure Alpha fund, set up in 1975, has earned $45 billion in absolute terms through last year, according to estimates by LCH Investments NV, a London-based firm that invests in hedge funds. Soros’s Quantum Endowment Fund, dating to 1973, has made $42.8 billion, LCH said in the ranking published Tuesday.

Pure Alpha and Quantum Endowment have $82.3 billion and $29 billion respectively in funds.

The 20 most profitable hedge funds for investors earned $15 billion last year while the rest of the industry collectively lost $99 billion, LCH said. 

Hedge FundNet Gains ($ bln)
Since Start
Net Gains ($ bln)
2015
Year Founded
Bridgewater Pure Alpha 45.0 3.3 1975
Quantum Endowment Fund 42.8 0.9 1973
Appaloosa 22.8 1.0 1993
Baupost 22.6 -0.8 1983
Viking 22.5 1.7 1999
Lone Pine 22.4 1.2 1996
Paulson & Co 21.4 -2.1 1994
SAC/Point72 19.7 1.7 1992
Elliott Associates  18.5 0.5 1977
Moore Capital 18.1 0.6 1990
Farallon 17.7 0.3 1987
Brevan Howard 17.1 -0.3 2003
Millennium 17.1 3.5 1989
Och Ziff Master Fund 15.2 -0.1 1994
Caxton Global  14.6 0.2 1983
King Street Capital 13.6 -0.5 1995
Highfields 12.6 0.6 1998
Maverick 12.0 1.1 1995
Lansdowne Dev. Markets 11.8 2.1 2001
Tudor BVI Global 11.5 0.1 1986

Source: Bloomberg, LCH Investments NV

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