Julian Hart Robertson Jr. (born June 25, 1932) is an American investor, hedge fund manager, philanthropist and signatory of The Giving Pledge. Now retired, Robertson invests directly in other hedge funds, most run by former employees of Robertson's defunct hedge fund company. Robertson founded the investment firm Tiger Management Corp., one of the earliest hedge funds. Robertson is credited with turning $8 million in start-up capital in 1980 into over $22 billion in the late 1990s, though that was followed by a fast downward spiral of investor withdrawals that ended with the fund closing in 2000.In 1993, his compensation and share of Tiger's gain exceeded $300 million.
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