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Wall Street's alpha rich list
Wall Street's alpha rich list

Pity David Tepper.

The noted hedge fund manager and richest guy in the hedge industry for three years running, got knocked off his perch in 2014.

Tepper, the head of Appaloosa Management, tumbled all the way to 11th on Institutional Investors Alpha's Rich List, after making a mere $400 million last year, which represented just a 2.2 percent gain for his firm, the worst of anyone in the rankings.

Taking over the top spot this year was Citadel's Ken Griffin, who raked in $1.3 billion in fees and earnings on his capital.

In total, it was a rough year for hedge fund industry honchos. The 25 managers on the list made a mere $11.62 billion, which was only a bit more than half of what last year's group pulled in. Average earnings were only $467 million, tumbling from 2013's lofty $846 million, according to Alpha.

The list:

10 Rich Guys

Manager Firm Income
Ken GriffinCitadel$1.3 billion
James SimonsRenaissance$1.2 billion
Ray DalioBridgewater$1.1 billion
Bill AckmanPershing Square$950 million
Izzy EnglanderMillennium$900 million
Michael PlattBluecrest$800 million
Larry RobbinsGlenview$570 million
David ShawD.E. Shaw $530 million
O. Andreas HalvorsenViking Global$450 million
Charles (Chase) ColemanTiger Global$425 million

Source: Source: Institutional Investors Alpha