James Dinan Net Worth is$1.6 Billion
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James Dinan Net Worth: James Dinan is an American fund manager who has a net worth of $1.6 billion. Born James "Jamie" Gerard Dinan in 1959, he made his fortune as a hedge fund manager and founder of York Capital Management, a prestigious investment management and financial planning firm. A Wharton graduate who owns an MBA from Harvard Business School, Dinan started his career in 1981 working for the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLG). Four years later, he joined Kellner, DiLeo & Company, and then, in 1987, the marked crashed and Dinan lost his entire life savings of $600,000 on Black Monday. Only a few years later, he started his York Capital in 1991 with $3.6 million given from his former DLJ colleagues. Currently, the firm holds over $610 million in assets, and Dinan serves as company's Chairman and CEO. Several years ago, he sold 33% of the firm to Credit Suisse for $425 million. Moreover, this eminent fund manager sits on the boards of Lincoln Center and UPenn. As an infant, Dinnan lost much of his auditory perception after being given the streptomycin for a very high fever, so he wears a hearing aid. Together with his wife, Elizabeth R. Miller, they live in Manhattan, but also have residences in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Westchester Country, New York, and as well as, on the Caribbean Islands.
James "Jamie" Dinan (born 1959) is a hedge fund manager and founder of York Capital Management.


James Gerard Dinan was born in 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland, one of five children of Robert and Jeannette Dinan. His father was a textile engineer and his mother a homemaker. In 1969, the family moved to Worchester, Massachusetts. Dinan graduated from the private Bancroft School and then went on to earn a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in economics. In 1981, he took a job with stock research firm, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and later earned a M.B.A. from Harvard University. In 1985, he took a job at the merger arbitrage firm Kellner DiLeo & Company. In 1987, the market crashed and he lost his entire $600,000 in savings. In 1991, he was able to raise $3.6 million from his former DLJ colleagues and started his own hedge fund named York Capital (named after the street he was then living on, York Avenue). In 1993, his fund earned credibility with a 33.8 percent return and by 2000, the fund had over $610 million in assets. In 2010, he sold 33% of York to Credit Suisse for $425 million. In 2011, he made a $1 million donation to the Museum of the City of New York.
Dinan is married to Elizabeth R. Miller they have three children. Dinan lives in Manhattan and also owns homes in Westchester County, New York; Nantucket, Massachusetts; and on the Caribbean island of Saint Barth?(C)lemy.

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Billionaire James Dinan’s High Upside Potential Picks Include Apple

We primarily track 13F filings from hedge funds and other notable investors as part of our work researching investments strategies. However, we also like to see what successful fund managers’ favorite stocks are and treat this information similarly to a ...
Posted: March 27, 2013, 4:50 am

James Dinan Had To Cancel His Private Jet And Fly Commercial To Palm Beach

Just so you know how the storm is affecting people with private jets... York Capital founder James Dinan had plans to fly private, but flew commercial instead in order to make it down to Palm Beach yesterday. His firm specified that he flew Jet Blue, by ...
Posted: February 1, 2011, 5:30 am

James Dinan's top stock picks

We have compared billionaire James Dinan's York Capital Management's most recent 13F to the fund's previous filings (see a history of Dinan's trading activity) and here are some things which we noticed: Drug makers. Two of the largest new positions in York ...
Posted: August 21, 2013, 3:10 am
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