(1940-12-07) December 7, 1940 (age 76)Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Founder of Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz & Co.
Michael H. Steinhardt (born December 7, 1940) is an American hedge fund manager, financier, investor, newspaper publisher, and philanthropist active in Jewish causes. He was one of the first prominent hedge fund managers, and is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He founded Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz & Co., a hedge fund, in 1967. Author Sebastian Mallaby referred to Steinhardt as "a legend in the story of hedge funds, partly because of his success as a trader, but also because of his personality."