Founder, Co-CIO, Co-Chairman
RAY DALIO is the founder, Co-CIO and Co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, a global macroeconomic investment management firm and the largest hedge fund in the world. A global macro investor for more than 50 years, Ray started Bridgewater out of his two-bedroom apartment in NYC and ran it for most of its 45 years. He is also the author of New York Times #1 bestseller Principles: Life & Work as well as Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises, which he co-published with Bridgewater. Additionally, Ray has also published several studies on current financial and social issues including “Why and How Capitalism Needs to be Reformed” and “The Changing World Order: Why Countries Succeed and Fail”; both are available on LinkedIn. He graduated with a B.S. in Finance from C.W. Post College in 1971 where he majored in finance and he received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1973. He has been married to his wife, Barbara, for more than 40 years and has four grown sons. He is an active philanthropist with a special interest in ocean exploration, microfinance and equal educational opportunities for underprivileged youth.