The File on Citadel’s Ken Griffin

He’s the billionaire founder of the Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel. He’s also a philanthropist, a political player, a benefactor of the arts—and a person with a penchant for privacy. So who exactly is Kenneth Cordele Griffin? We scoured public documents, financial records, and other sources to come up with the answer

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MEMBERSHIPS
 

KEN, CURRENT:

Trustee
Art Institute of Chicago

Trustee
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Vice Chairman
Chicago Public Education Fund, a charity that raises venture capital for public education programs

Member
G100, an invitation-only organization of CEOs of “the world’s largest and most significant companies”

Member
World Economic Forum

Member
Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a nonprofit research organization “dedicated to improving the regulation of U.S. capital markets”

Member
Economic Club of Chicago

Member
advisory board, Eurasia Group, a research and consulting firm that advises businesses and government on working in politically uncertain areas of the world
 

KEN, FORMER

Member
board of directors, Chicago Public Library Foundation

 

ANNE, CURRENT:

Trustee
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Member
board of directors, Children’s Memorial Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Foundation; Children’s Memorial Investment Committee

Trustee
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Trustee
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Member
advisory board, WomenOnCall.org, a network that connects women with volunteer opportunities at nonprofits
 

ANNE, FORMER:

Member
board of directors, Friends of Island Academy, an organization working to reduce recidivism among criminals released from custody in New York City

 

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3 years ago
Posted by albanypark

What is the point of this article? Some outrageously rich guy and all of his possessions.What did he ever do to make the world a better place?

3 years ago
Posted by b3890004

albanypark, What is the point of your existence? What did you ever do to make the world a better place?

3 years ago
Posted by JenHen

OK, Bitter in Albany Park. Did you happen to actually read the article and take note of the charitable contributions that this man and his wife have made? Maybe you should look before you leap.

3 years ago
Posted by Nikos

I used to work at cig several years back and even had lunch with Mr Griffin. Tough place. But I learned a lot and was paid fairly. Very beneficial for my career. I admire Mr Griffin. The US needs more of his type. Very intelligent and hard driving and focused man. He works hard and is motivated and surrounds himself with like mnded people.

2 years ago
Posted by hoacele

For what it's worth, I know for a fact he entertains young women around the Chicagoland area and fly's them out to Aspen as prostitutes,

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