James Harris Simons is an American mathematician, philanthropist, and hedge fund manager. He is the founder of Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund management firm that uses mathematical and statistical methods to identify trading opportunities. Simons is known for his work in geometry, topology, and mathematical physics, and has made significant contributions to the field of theoretical and computational mathematics. He is also a philanthropist and has donated large sums of money to various charitable causes.
Jim Simons is widely considered one of the most successful and influential hedge fund managers in the world. His firm has consistently delivered strong returns to its investors, and Simons is known for his ability to identify and capitalise on market trends and inefficiencies. His success has made him one of the wealthiest people in the world, with an estimated net worth of over $23 billion.