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Mercer Net Worth: US$ 500 million -
He is married to Diana Lynne Dean and they have three daughters: Jennifer, Rebekah and Heather Sue.
Renaissance Technologies is one of the largest quant funds. It use mathematical algorithms and computers to identify trades. Renaissance employs dozens of math and physics doctorate-
In 2015 the fund had US$ 65 billion in assets and 290 employees.
According to Forbes, Mercer earned US$ 125 million in 2016. He earned US$ 150 million in 2015 and US$ 115 million in 2013. And he earned US$ 90 million in 2012 and US$ 125 million in 2011.
He is one of the highest earning hedge fund managers. Mercer’s career started at IBM. He was working on a speech recognition program. In 1993 he joined Renaissance Technologies. When James Simons retired, Mercer took over as CEO.
Mercer was "the biggest single donor" in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. He donated US$ 14 million to the 2016 presidential campaign of Ted Cruz. And he supported Trump super pac committees.
In total Mercer has donated more than US$ 35 million to political campaigns. Including the Trump campaign.
Mercer is also a major source of funds of Steve Bannon ’s Breitbart News. Which he gave more than US$ 10 million according to the Wall Street Journal.
He has a net worth of more than US$ 500 million. In this article on Bloomberg his net worth is estimated to be near US$ 1 billion.
He is an active philanthropist. He donated US$ 13.5 million in 2013 through his Mercer Family Foundation. The foundation is run by his daughter Rebekah Mercer. The foundation has US$ 37 million in assets.
The foundation has been giving donations to the National Youth Science Fund. And to the World Science Festival, the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM). And also to the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, and the Home Depot Foundation.
Mercer has a large and rare collection of machine guns and historical firearms. He owns a weapon which Arnold Schwarzenegger used in The Terminator.
Rebekah Mercer directs the Mercer Family Foundation. She served on the Executive Committee of the transition team of United States President-
Rebekah is married to Sylvain Mirochnikoff. They have four children. Mirochnikoff, a native of France, was a managing director at Morgan Stanley. We estimate the net worth of Rebekah Mercer at US$ 50 million.
(Photo: Mercer and his daughter).
Robert and his wife Diana Mercer own a large house in Head of the Harbour, Long Island, New York. The house is named Owl’s Nest. It has an estimated value of more than US$ 18 million.
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