Stanley Druckenmiller is a billionaire investor, philanthropist, and former hedge fund manager who once worked for George Soros’s Quantum Fund and later his own Duquesne Capital Management. He is estimated to be worth approximately $4.8 billion.
Druckenmiller is known to be politically active, backing the presidential campaigns of moderate Republicans Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich. During the 2018 midterm elections, Druckenmiller had donated a total of $152,300 to Republican candidates and none to Democrats.
A retired hedge-fund manager of 30 years, Stanley Druckenmiller is worth approximately $4.8 billion (as of December 2018). From 1988 through 2000, Druckenmiller worked with George Soros to oversee the Quantum Fund. Whilst working for Soros, Druckenmiller says that he was “highly influenced” by Soros’s philanthropy, matching employee giving four to one. Druckenmiller then went to manage Duquesne Capital Management, where he enjoyed great success, with a 30 percent average annual return and no net financial loss years. Duquesne Capital Management was divested in 2010.
Also see Druckenmiller Foundation (Nonprofit)
Stanley Druckenmiller, along with his wife Fiona, established the Druckenmiller Foundation in 1993. In 2009, the couple announced a personal donation of $705 million to the Foundation. According to one profile, “the Chronicle of Philanthropy recognized the Druckenmillers as the most charitable couple in America for 2009.”
The Druckenmiller Foundation generally funds efforts to fight poverty, promote medical research, and support education. However, the foundation has also supported left-leaning environmentalist causes.