Bill Perkins

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Called the "Last Cowboy" of hedge funds by the Wall Street Journal, Bill Perkins is considered one of the most successful energy traders in history. He's reported to have generated more than $1 billion for his previous firm during a five-year period. After studying electrical engineering at the University of Iowa, Perkins trained on Wall Street and later moved to Houston, Texas, where he made a fortune as an energy trader. At the age of 51, Perkins's professional life includes work as a hedge fund manager with more than $120 million in assets, Hollywood film producer, high-stakes tournament poker player, and the resident "Indiana Jones" for several charities. Perkins manages this via smartphone on his yacht in the U.S. Virgin Islands, while traveling the world with close friends and family.

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