Ray Dalio Biography – Money, Life , Mindset & more

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Raymond Thomas Dalio

7 November 2018; Ray Dalio, Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer & Co-Chairman, Bridgewater Associates on the Forum Stage during day two of Web Summit 2018 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Harry Murphy/Web Summit via Sportsfile – Web Summit, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Founder & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates

Net worth: $19.1 billion in 2022

Personal Stats

Age : 73 in 2022

Birth: August 1st 1949 in  Jackson Heights,Queens, New York City

Source of Wealth: Hedge Funds, Self Made

Citizenship: United States

Education: Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Bachelor of Arts/Science, Long Island University

Children: 4

Short Facts:

  • In 2017, Dalio published “Principles: Life & Work,” a New York Times bestseller that codifies his principles.
  • Founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, which manages $154 billion 
  • Dalio grew up in a middle class Long Island neighborhood
  • Started investing in the market at age 12
  • Dalio has given about $1 billion to philanthropic causes
  • Dalio was called the “Steve Jobs of Investing” by aiCIO Magazine and Wired Magazine

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His biggest Positions in 2022:

  • Procter & Gamble– value $970.17 million – 4,11% of Portfolio
  • Johnson& Johnson– value $769.09 million- 3,26% of Portfolio
  • iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF– value $751.03 million- 3,18% of Portfolio
  • Spdr S&p 500– value $695.37 million- 2,95% of Portfolio
  • Coca Cola Co– value $680.73 million- 2,88% of Portfolio
  • Ishares Core s&p 500 Etf– value $643.72 million- 2,73% of Portfolio
  • Vanguard Ftse Emerging Markets Etf– value $642.75 million- 2,72% of Portfolio
  • Pepsico Inc– value $634.80 million- 2,69% of Portfolio
  • Costco Wholesale Corp– value $580.46 million- 2,46% of Portfolio
  • Wal-mart Stores Inc– value $571.15 million- 2,42% of Portfolio

Awards and honors:

  • In 2012 he received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement presented by Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubstein
  • CNBC listed Principles among the 13 best Business Books of 2017
  • Dalio was called the “Steve Jobs of Investing” by aiCIO Magazine and Wired Magazine


  • Principles – Your Guided Journal
  • The Changing World order– Hey nations Succeed and Fail
  • Principles for Success
  • Bid Debt Crises

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