Harvard College is arguably the best college on this planet. It is one of the oldest colleges as well. Many of the world’s greatest leaders have attended Harvard because it prepares its students so well for the real world. The value of a degree from Harvard of any discipline speaks volumes to employers and interviewers. One can go very far with a degree from Harvard.
Mr. Ken Griffin went to Harvard College and graduated in 1989, and has recently given one hundred fifty million dollars in one donation to the prestigious university. The financial aid office was named after Mr. Griffin, as the Griffin Financial Aid Office. The donation of his is meant to go to students in the form of Griffin Scholarships because the price of Harvard is simply far out of the budget for many students and they require a substantial amount of financial aid in the form of Griffin Scholarships.
Mr. Ken Griffin earned a bachelor’s in economics. This helped prepare him for the business world. Economists know the ranges of production or investment that are best for the success of any business. Mr. Griffin started his own investment firm called Citadel in 1990, one year after he left Harvard College. He had around four million dollars to translate into capital for the company in the charter. Citadel now controls about $21 billion in assets, and first controlled only one billion dollars worth of assets in 1998, eight years after the inception of the company.
Mr. Griffin is one of the richest people in the world. He ranks around number 65 on the Forbes 400, which is a listing of the top 400 wealthiest people in the world. Mr. Ken Griffin’s net worth is hovering somewhere between six and eight billion dollars. Mr. Griffin would have a whole lot much more money but he has given so much money to great causes and bought so many expensive, multi-million dollar art pieces that he does not have as much money as he could. But, one billion dollars is a tremendous chunk of money, let alone six billion.
Mr. Ken Griffin likes to be involved with politics. Ken has given money to many politicians to help their campaigns. Eric Cantor and Mark Kirk have received verbal support and a few million dollars for each person. Mr. Bruce Rauner was the recipient of a donation of more than $2.5 million. Mr. Rauner was running for the title of governor of Illinois, which he ended up winning thanks to the amount of money that Mr. Griffin donated to him to really get his campaign kickstarted.
Mr. Kenneth Griffin has bought many plots of real estate. One of his most recent purchases that has been in the news is a purchase of a $200 million apartment tower that is currently under construction. Mr. Griffin is rumored to have spent around $125 million on about four properties in Florida that were near his birthplace of Daytona Beach, Florida. Mr. Ken Griffin has had an amazing career.