John Paulson: 14 Going On Rich


Hedge-fund rock star John Paulson is not celebrating the publication of WSJ reporter Greg Zuckerman’s epic biography of his life-changing trade, so it falls to us celebrate his life for him. Yesterday, we brought you some tales of what JP was like back in the day. Today, we present you with this picture of the man at approximately 14 years old, long before a razor ever nicked his skin. After the jump, our friend with the rest of his class at Junior High 194, in Queens, none of whom likely suspected they were in the presence of financial greatness.

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