My colleague Alastair Goldfisher took a swing already at the venture capitalists on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires. Perhaps it’s no surprise there are more dudes from the buyouts world (and way predominantly, these superwealthy folks are of the male persuasion) on this list than there are from VC.
The thing that may be more surprising is that the richest of the rich in the buyouts world, although they swim in the same waters as the fund managers we focus on here, don’t play with the same pools.
Consider, for instance, Warren Buffet, No. 3