Thomas Peterffy
Thomas Peterffy

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Name: Thomas Peterffy
Occupation: Investments
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 30, 1944
Age: 78
Birth Place: Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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Thomas Peterffy

Thomas Peterffy was born on September 30, 1944 in Palm Beach, Florida, United States (78 years old). Thomas Peterffy is an Investments, . Find out Thomas Peterffynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$17 Billion

Salary 2020

Not known

With the net worth of $17 Billion, Thomas Peterffy is the # 88 richest person on earth all the time follow our database.

Thomas Peterffy Net Worth Detail

Peterffy owns 75% of Interactive Brokers and his net worth is estimated at $19.5 billion as of January 2018 Previously, he was the 76th richest person in the United States, and the 3rd richest in Connecticut. In the same year, Thomas Peterffy was ranked 22nd in the Forbes' annual list of the Forbes 400. He was the richest Hungarian in the World in 2019.

Biography Timeline

1944

Peterffy was born in Budapest, Hungary on September 30, 1944, in a hospital basement during a Russian air raid. His father emigrated to the US after the failure of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. Thomas Peterffy, who went by Péterffy Tamás at the time, left his engineering studies in Hungary and emigrated to the United States to rendezvous with his father in New York in 1965. When his father, who was living with his second wife, did not have room to accommodate his son; he gave Thomas $100 and told him to make something of himself. There he began the journey that would make a multi-billionaire out of a penniless refugee.

1999

In 1999, Peterffy was influential in persuading the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that US options markets could be linked electronically, which would ensure that investors receive the best possible options prices. He has also testified before the United States Senate Banking Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment about adding banking regulations.

2007

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IB) is an online discount brokerage firm in the United States. The company traces its origin to 1977 when Peterffy bought a seat on the American Stock Exchange as an individual market maker, and formed T.P. & Co. the following year. IB consists of many subsidiaries operating on most major stock, futures, bonds, forex, and options exchanges worldwide. The company commenced a public offering on 4 May 2007 under the ticker symbol NASDAQ: IBKR on the Nasdaq exchange. On October 5, 2018, Interactive Brokers moved its listing to IEX, becoming the exchange's founding issuer. Barron's Magazine stated in 2009 that Interactive Brokers maintains a position as "the least expensive trading venue for investors", and continued to be ranked by Barron's as the lowest cost broker as well as the Best Online Broker in 2019.

2011

Voter registration records in Connecticut show that Peterffy has been registered as an independent voter. Campaign contribution records show that he donated at least $60,000 to the Republican National Committee in 2011 and that over the past few years (as of 2016) has mostly donated to Republican candidates.

2012

During the 2012 United States presidential campaign, Peterffy created political ads in support of the Republican Party. Peterffy bought millions of dollars of air time on networks such as CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg. The ads consisted of a minute-long spot narrated by Peterffy that warned against creeping socialism in the United States. The ads were considered remarkable in part because Peterffy was not a candidate and did not buy the ads through a 527 group but instead paid for them directly.

2015

He is divorced, with three children. He is an avid equestrian. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida. In 2015 it was reported that he had listed his 80-acre Connecticut estate for $65 million, but it eventually sold for $21 million.

2016

During the 2016 presidential election cycle, Peterffy donated $100,000 to the campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

2019

Peterffy left his career designing financial modelling software and bought a seat on the American Stock Exchange to trade equity options. During his career in finance, he has consistently pushed to replace manual processes with more efficient automated ones. He would write code in his head during the trading day and then apply his ideas to computerized trading models after hours. Peterffy created a major stir among traders by introducing handheld computers onto the trading floor in the early 1980s. His business related to his AMEX seat eventually developed into Interactive Brokers. He stepped down from the CEO role in 2019.

Peterffy owns 75% of Interactive Brokers and his net worth is estimated at $19.5 billion as of January 2018 Previously, he was the 76th richest person in the United States, and the 3rd richest in Connecticut. In the same year, Thomas Peterffy was ranked 22nd in the Forbes' annual list of the Forbes 400. He was the richest Hungarian in the World in 2019.

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Currently, Thomas Peterffy is 78 years, 2 months and 4 days old. Thomas Peterffy will celebrate 79th birthday on a Saturday 30th of September 2023. Below we countdown to Thomas Peterffy upcoming birthday.

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