1. James Simons, Renaissance Technologies Corp. - $2.5 billion
2. John Paulson, Paulson & Co. - $2 billion
3. John Arnold, Centaurus Energy - $1.5 billion
4. George Soros, Soros Fund Management - $1.1 billion
5. Raymond Dalio, Bridgewater Associates - $780 million
6. Bruce Kovner, Caxton Associates - $640 million
7 David Shaw, D.E. Shaw & Co. - $275 million
8 Stanley Druckenmiller, Duquesne Capital Management - $260 million
9 (tie) David Harding, Winton Capital Management - $250 million
9 (tie) Alan Howard Brevan, Howard Asset Management - $250 million
9 (tie) John Taylor Jr., FX Concepts - $250 million
Honorable mentions include short seller Jim Chanos (No. 12).
Remember the names above, because it's likely that a few of them are going to become senior partners in Treasury's public-private partnership. Given the friendly terms (for investors, not taxpayers) being offered to private money willing to help fund toxic assets a few are already sniffing around including Ray Dalio of mega-fund Bridgewater (No. 5 on the list) who is reportedly interested in buying distressed assets.