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Thomas Sandell

Founder, Sandell Asset Management
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Net worth 2018: $1.45 Billion
Industry: Investments
Residence: New York, New York
Country: Sweden
Children: 1
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Uppsala University; Master of Business Administration, Columbia Business School

Thomas Sandell was born in New York, New York, Sweden, is Founder, Sandell Asset Management. Thomas Sandell is #1587 in List Billionaires People In The World. Hedge fund billionaire, turned activist investor, Thomas Sandell runs Sandell Asset Management, which he founded in 1998. Hit hard by the great recession, the credit market specialist has built up his fortune twice. Since 2013, Sandell has shifted tactics and engaged in loud proxy battles with firms like Bob Evans Farms and British transport group FirstGroup. A former badminton champion in his native Sweden, Sandell eventually earned an MBA from Columbia University and in 1988 landed a spot at Bear Stearns, where he worked with famed investment banker Ace Greenberg on such deals as Kirk Kerkorian's attempted buyout of Chrysler.


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Thomas Sandell is a Swedish investment banker currently living in New York City, United States.As a Swedish badminton prodigy, he attended Uppsala University in Sweden where he got his B.A. Spent 2 years in Paris covering European stocks for Atlantic Finance. Then earned M.B.A at Columbia University. Joined Bear Stearns in 1988, was colleague of famed investment banker Ace Greenberg. In 1998, Thomas set up a hedge fund with its headquarters in New York. The company's business focus on global risk arbitrage, equity special situations and credit opportunities. Its UCITS hedge fund was awarded "Best Performing Risk Arbitrage Fund" by The Hedge Fund Journal, and selected into "The Hedge Fund Hot 100".Mr. Sandell is a founding Board Member of The New Leader's Group of the Institute of International Education, the administrator of the United States Government's Fulbright Program. He is also a Trustee of Friends of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), a charity focused on supporting a variety of initiatives that fight disease, abuse and poverty afflicting children around the globe.
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