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James Simons: his Net Worth, his House, Jet and his Archimedes Yacht

MY Archimedes | Specifications

James Simons Yacht:


Yacht Length:

68 m (222 ft)


12 in 6 cabins


18 in 9 cabins




John Munford Design



Maximum Speed:

16 knots




1,462 ton



Archimedes Yacht Price:

US$ 100 million

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James Simons



James Simons Net Worth:

US$ 20 billion


Renaissance Technologies


April 25, 1938


Marilyn Hawrys Simons


Nat Simons, Audrey Simons, Nicholas Simons, Liz Simons, Paul Simons


Long Island, NY, USA

Private Jet:

Gulfstream G650 (N773MJ)

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The yacht is named after the Greek mathematician Archimedes.

10 Facts about James Harris Simons you probably didn’t know

  1. He started as a mathematics professor.
  2. He is the co-founder of the Chern Simons Quantum Theory.
  3. In 1964 he worked with the National Security Agency to break codes.
  4. His hedge funds use mathematical models to  execute trades.
  5. They realize double digit growth every year.
  6. His net worth is now US$ 20 billion, earning US$ 1.7 billion in 2017 alone.
  7. His Simons Foundation supports education and health projects.
  8. He donated US$ 200 million to the Stony Brook University of New York.
  9. His yacht is named after the Greek mathematician Archimedes.
  10. He also owns a US$ 70 million Gulfstream G650 private jet (N773MJ).

Who is James SimonsJames Simons?

Simons founded the hedge fund management company Renaissance Technologies in 1982. He was born in 1938. He is married to Marilyn. They have 5 children.

Simons is the co-founder of the Chern Simons Theory. It is a 3-dimensional topological quantum field theory. It describes the topological order in fractional quantum Hall effect states. Huh? ;-). If you are really interested there is a link later on this page.

He taught mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He was a member the Institute for Advanced Study.

Simons is a contributor to the Democratic Party. He has donated more than US$ 30 million to federal campaigns.

Jim Simons is the owner of the yacht Archimedes.  

How Much Money Does He Manage?

Renaissance Technologies has over USD 50 billion of assets under management. The investment firm’s three Renaissance Technologies computer-driven hedge funds realize double digit growth every year.

What is the Medallion Fund?

It’s most successful fund is the Medallion Fund. Which manages USD 5 billion. And has an average of 35% in annual returns. Renaissance Technologies employs complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades.

What Does he Donate to Philanthropy?

Jim Simons is a very active philanthropist. He founded the Simons Foundation. The foundation is a charitable organization. Which supports projects related to education and health. In addition to scientific research.

Simons also founded Math for America. It is a non-profit organization with the mission to significantly improve math education in public schools.

Jim and Marilyn Simons donated US$ 200 million to the Stony Brook University of New York. It is among the top ten gifts to public higher education in the USA.  Simons chaired the mathematics department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

How Much is  Jim Simons Worth?

Algorithms made him a Wall Street billionaire. The net worth of James Harris Simons is estimated at US$ 20 billion. In 2017 alone he earned US$ 1.7 billion.

He is the top earner on the Institutional Investor’s annual Rich List.

Where Does He Live?

He lives with his wife Marilyn Simons in a large house on Long Island near New York. They have 5 children: Nat Simons, Audrey Simons, Nicholas Simons, Liz Simons and Paul Simons.

James Simons

Does He Own a Private Jet?

Simons owns a US$ 70 million G650 private jet with registration N773MJ. The MJ refers to Marilyn and James.

The jet was built in 2013. A Gulfstream G650 has a list price of US$ 70 million. The aircraft can accommodate 14 passengers.

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M/Y Archimedes Yacht

The motor yacht Archimedes was built by Royal van Lent. She was delivered to her owner in 2008. The 68 meter Feadship was designed by John Munford Yacht Design. With a beam of 12 meters or 40 feet she has a relatively high volume. Her twin Caterpillar engines give her a top speed of 16 knots.

What Are the Yacht’s Specifications?

She has a cruise speed of 12 knots. And she has a range of 6.000 nautical miles.

The yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. There are 18 crew members on board. Her dining room seats 20 guests.

In 2018 she was sent to the Netherlands for a short refit. In the winter of 2018 she was spotted in the Caribbean.

Who Was Archimedes of Syracuse?

Archimedes is named after the Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse. He  known as the leading scientists and mathematician in the classical antiquity.

Archimedes was credited with the discovery that the buoyancy of an object is equal to the weight of the water it displaces.

Is She Available for Yacht Charter?

The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.

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yacht Archimedes

The luxury yacht is designed by John Munford Yacht Design.

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Crew working at the pool on the top deck.

Luxury yacht Archimedes

The megayacht Archimedes was built at Royal Van Lent.

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James Simons jet

His US$ 70 million G650 private jet, with registration N773MJ. The MJ refers to Marilyn and James.

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James and Marilyn Simons’ house on Long Island New York.

James Simons House

Inside the Luxury Yacht

inside Archimedes yacht

The yacht has an impressive interior designed by John Munford Design.

yacht Archimedes interior

Archimedes has a value of US$ 100,000,000.

inside James Simon's yacht

The yacht’s dining room seats 20 people.

The house has a large pool in a park like garden.

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yacht Archimedes at night

Amazing photo of the yacht at night, by Steve McMillan.

yacht Archimedes - 2018Archimedes - yacht refit

Nice photos by Ben Rotsap  (via Dutch Yachting ) of the yacht after a small refit in 2018.

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James Simons Billionaire hedge fund manager April 25, 1938 Renaissance Technologies US$ 20 billion Marilyn Simons Nat Simons, Audrey Simons, Nicholas Simons, Liz Simons, Paul Simons
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