Don't forget - sign up for our free daily newsletter to stay in the activist investing know. Dan Loeb launched Third Point with just $3.5 million in friends and family money way back in 1995. This after working at the likes of Warburg Pincus, Jefferies and Citigroup.
Today the hedge fund giant has some $17 billion in assets under management, having netted about $12 billion in capital gains. And outperforming the S&P with a 20.5% CAGR - versus the S&P's 9.1% over the same period.