Top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities in Connecticut

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Entrepreneur celebrities [Updated November 26, 2022].

1. Steven A. Cohen

Steven A. Cohen net worth 2020
Steven A. Cohen was born on June 11, 1956 in Connecticut.
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.

2. Timothy Sykes

Timothy Sykes net worth 2020
Timothy Sykes was born on April 16, 1981 in Connecticut.
He has famously exposed various so-called "pump and dump" scams by companies including SpongeTech and NXT Nutritionals Holdings.

Net Worth 2020: $15 Million

3. Patrick Finnegan

Patrick Finnegan net worth 2020
Patrick Finnegan was born on July 23, 1996 in Connecticut.
At the age of 12, he raised $10,000 for President Obama's campaign and was invited to the inauguration.

4. Emily Weiss

Emily Weiss net worth 2020
Emily Weiss was born on March 22, 1985 in Connecticut.
In 2013, her company raised $2 million of venture capital funding to help expand her company's footprint in the online fashion world.

5. Max Beaumont

Max Beaumont net worth 2020
Max Beaumont was born on February 8, 1997 in Connecticut.
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." 

6. Roy Raymond

Roy Raymond net worth 2020
Roy Raymond was born on April 15, 1947 in Connecticut.
He established a second business, My Child's Destiny, in the 1980s; the children's clothing retailer faced bankruptcy just two years later.

7. JP Morgan Jr.

JP Morgan Jr. net worth 2020
JP Morgan Jr. was born on September 7, 1867 in Connecticut.

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.

8. Collis Potter Huntington

Collis Potter Huntington net worth 2020
Collis Potter Huntington was born on October 22, 1821 in Connecticut.
By developing the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, he helped Guyandotte, West Virginia expand into a new city, which was named Huntington in his honor.

9. Asa Packer

Asa Packer net worth 2020
Asa Packer was born on December 29, 1805 in Connecticut.
He donated 115 acres of land for Lehigh University, which was tuition-free for its first 26 years.

10. Paul MacCready

Paul MacCready net worth 2020
Paul MacCready was born on September 29, 1925 in Connecticut.
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.

11. Wendy Bellissimo

Wendy Bellissimo was born on February 27, 1967 in Connecticut.
On a whim, she began selling decorative pillows made of discarded fabric samples in 1994 leading to her entrepreneurial life.

12. Samuel Morey

Samuel Morey was born on October 23, 1762 in Connecticut.
His first steamboat used a paddle wheel to transport people up the river at 4 mph.

13. Ken Olsen

Ken Olsen was born on February 20, 1926 in Connecticut.
He was labeled by Fortune magazine as America's most successful entrepreneur in 1986.

14. Sylvester Graham

Sylvester Graham was born on July 5, 1794 in Connecticut.
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.