Paul Tudor Jones—Billionaire Investor and Bitcoin Believer

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Jun. 14 2021, Published 3:34 p.m. ET

You’ve likely heard Paul Tudor Jones’ investing strategies—like his recent advice to buy commodities, crypto, and gold if the Fed acts nonchalant about inflation at this week’s policy meeting. But you might know less about Jones’ life—his wife and family, his real estate, his net worth, and even his reading list.

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Turns out, there’s a wealth of knowledge out there about the Tudor Investment Corporation founder, who worked his way up from cotton future trader to billionaire hedge fund manager.

Jones has a net worth of $7 billion.

As of June 14, the investor’s real-time net worth was $7 billion, according to Forbes. He and his wife, Sonia Jones, are two of the signers of the Giving Pledge. They have vowed to donate more than half of their wealth to charity during their lifetime or after their deaths.

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Paul Tudor Jones and Sonia Jones
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“We are joining the Giving Pledge because it deepens the joy of giving,” the couple explains on the pledge’s website. “We have been giving all of our lives, so taking the Pledge will change nothing in the logistics or amount of our charity. But joining this larger community of generous and kind-hearted folks is appealing to us.”

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Paul Tudor Jones and Sonia Jones have four kids.

Jones has been married to Sonia Jones since 1988. The couple met shortly after she moved from Australia to New York for her modeling career in 1986, according to a 2012 Vanity Fair profile. They are the parents of four children—Chrissy, Caroline, Dorothy, and Jack.

These days, Sonia is a wellness advocate and the cofounder of Sonima Wellness and the Sonima Foundation. “Her passion is achieving meaningful change in global communities by sharing best practices in health and wellness,” her online bio states. “She has seen the positive effects of eating right, moving the body with intention and regularity, and finding stillness in the hustle of life’s daily craze.”

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The Jones family hosted Christmas light displays at their Connecticut house.

As of a 2018 Institutional Investor report, Jones and his family had a house in the Belle Haven district of Greenwich, Conn., where they once held annual Christmas light displays that locals would line up to watch. They even piped daughter Caroline’s rendition of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” over the local FM radio station.

That changed in 2015, though, when Jones purchased a $71 million home in Palm Beach, Fla. Jones canceled the holiday light tradition when he sought nonresidency tax status in Connecticut, according to the magazine.

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Paul Tudor Jones has book recommendations to share.

Jones hasn’t released a book of his own, but he has written forewords and testimonials for other books. He calls George Soros’ The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market a “timeless instructional guide of the marketplace,” for example. 

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In the foreword for Tom Rubython’s Jesse Livermore - Boy Plunger: The Man Who Sold America Short in 1929, he wrote, “His stories of making millions, were the financial equivalent of ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll’ to a young man at the advent of his financial career.”

In a blurb for Victor Sperandeo’s Trader Vic: Methods of a Wall Street Master, Jones says that the author “is gifted with one of the finest minds I know. No wonder he’s compiled such an amazing record of success as a money manager. Every investor can benefit from the wisdom he offers in his new book.”

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