Paul Singer (businessman)
Paul Elliott Singer (born August 22, 1944) is an American hedge fund manager, investor, philanthropist, and political activist. He is the founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, a political activist and activist investor, and (via his Paul E. Singer Foundation) a prominent New York based philanthropist. In 2014, Forbes rated Singer's net worth as $1.9 billion. Singer's aggressive business practices have been criticized by a number of politicians, journalists, business people and NGOs as having the traits of a vulture fund.