Top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities in Connecticut
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities [Updated July 28, 2021].
Steven A. Cohen was born
on June 11, 1956
He purchased four percent of the New York Mets baseball team.
Net Worth 2020: $14 Billion
Net Worth details: Steve Cohen made most of his money from his holdings in hedge funds from Point72 Asset Management, which managed about $11 billion in 2017. Cohen is a 95 percent owner of the company and owns an art collection worth about $1 billion. He owns a 14-acre estate located in Greenwich, Connecticut and donates over $35 million annually. In 2012 Cohen purchased a 4 percent stake in the New York Mets. His firm SAC Capital Advisors pled guilty to securities and wire fraud in 2013 and paid out $1.8 billion.
Timothy Sykes was born
on April 16, 1981
He has famously exposed various so-called "pump and dump" scams by companies including SpongeTech and NXT Nutritionals Holdings.
Net Worth 2020: $15 Million
Patrick Finnegan was born
on July 23, 1996
At the age of 12, he raised $10,000 for President Obama's campaign and was invited to the inauguration.
Emily Weiss was born
on March 22, 1985
In 2013, her company raised $2 million of venture capital funding to help expand her company's footprint in the online fashion world.
Max Beaumont was born
on February 8, 1997
In addition to his successes in tech, he is an award-winning horseback rider. He also has created electronic music, including a single called "Fun With Me."
Roy Raymond was born
on April 15, 1947
He established a second business, My Child's Destiny, in the 1980s; the children's clothing retailer faced bankruptcy just two years later.
JP Morgan Jr. was born
on September 7, 1867
Like his famous father JP Morgan, he had a long career in finance, heading the New York-based Guaranty Trust bank. He also helped finance World War I, loaning millions of dollars to both Russia and France and helping Great Britain purchase military supplies.
He was the object of a 1915 assassination attempt by a crazed home invader named Eric Muenter.
Collis Potter Huntington was born
on October 22, 1821
By developing the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, he helped Guyandotte, West Virginia expand into a new city, which was named Huntington in his honor.
Asa Packer was born
on December 29, 1805
He donated 115 acres of land for Lehigh University, which was tuition-free for its first 26 years.
Paul MacCready was born
on September 29, 1925
He was the first American to become the World Soaring Champion, winning three Richard C. du Pont Memorial Trophies as the winner of the U.S. National Open Class Soaring Championship.
Wendy Bellissimo was born
on February 27, 1967
On a whim, she began selling decorative pillows made of discarded fabric samples in 1994 leading to her entrepreneurial life.
Samuel Morey was born
on October 23, 1762
His first steamboat used a paddle wheel to transport people up the river at 4 mph.
Ken Olsen was born
on February 20, 1926
He was labeled by Fortune magazine as America's most successful entrepreneur in 1986.
Sylvester Graham was born
on July 5, 1794
His "Graham diet" included vegetables and fruits, whole wheat bread, and small servings of dairy products; spicy foods and meat were not on the menu.