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James Dinan

Founder, York Capital Management
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Net worth 2018: $1.94 Billion
Industry: Investments
Residence: New York, New York
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1959
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University
BIOGRAPHY

James Dinan was bornon 1959 in New York, New York, United States, is Founder, York Capital Management. James Dinan is #1244 in List Billionaires People In The World. James Dinan founded and runs hedge fund York Capital Management. He lost much of his savings in the 1987 stock market crash, but launched York in 1991 with some $4 million raised from colleagues from his onetime employer, investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. York now oversees about $17 billion in assets. In 2014 Dinan purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, partnering with fellow financial investors Marc Lasry and Wes Edens. He sits on numerous boards, including the board of directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the board of trustees of the Museum of the City of New York, which he chairs.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.2 Billion

2010

$1.3 Billion

2011

$1.2 Billion

2012

$1.4 Billion

2013

$1.6 Billion

2014

$2.2 Billion

2015

$2.4 Billion

2016

$2 Billion

2017

$1.8 Billion

2018

$1.94 Billion

TIMELINE
2014

In July 2014, Dinan gained partial ownership of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks

2011

In 2011, he made a $1 million donation to the Museum of the City of New York

2010

In 2010, he sold 33% of York to Credit Suisse for $425 million

2000

8 percent return and by 2000, the fund had over $610 million in assets

1987

In 1987, the market crashed and he lost his entire $600,000 in savings

1985

In 1985, he took a job at the merger arbitrage firm Kellner DiLeo & Company

1981

In 1981, he took a job with stock research firm, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and later earned a M

1969

In 1969, the family moved to Worcester, Massachusetts

1959

James Gerard Dinan was born to a Roman Catholic family in 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland, one of five children of Robert and Jeannette Dinan

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