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Stanley Druckenmiller: The Life and Career of a Legendary Investor

1953:

  • Born on June 14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1975:

  • Graduates from Bowdoin College with a degree in English and economics.

1977:

  • Begins his financial career as a management trainee at Pittsburgh National Bank.

1978:

  • Becomes head of the bank’s equity research group.

1981:

  • Founds his own firm, Duquesne Capital Management.

1985:

  • Becomes a consultant to Dreyfus, splitting his time between Pittsburgh and New York.

1986:

  • Moves to Pittsburgh full-time and is named head of the Dreyfus Fund.

1988:

  • Hired by George Soros to replace Victor Niederhoffer at Quantum Fund.

1992:

  • Makes a successful bet against the British pound with George Soros during the Black Wednesday currency crisis, earning around $1 billion in a single day.

2000:

  • Leaves Quantum Fund to focus on Duquesne Capital Management.

Present:

  • Manages his wealth through his family office, Duquesne Family Office LLC.
  • Advocates for fiscal and monetary policy reforms in the United States.
  • Engages in philanthropy, supporting various causes such as education, medical research, and poverty alleviation.

Interesting facts:

  • Druckenmiller is a self-described “value investor” who focuses on finding undervalued stocks.
  • He is also a big fan of technical analysis, which uses charts and patterns to predict future price movements.
  • Druckenmiller is known for his large bets, which have sometimes paid off handsomely.
  • He is also a philanthropist who has donated millions of dollars to charity.
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