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Six Things You Didn't Know About Billionaire Hedge Fund Investor Steven A. Cohen

Billionaire Hedge Fund Investor Steven A. Cohen's firm S.A.C. Capital Advisors, got caught up in an insider trading scandal back in 2013. Thanks to a 2016 SEC settlement, he may start taking investors again in 2018. But should you invest with him? What do we really know about him?

Steven A. Cohen is the founder of Point72 Asset Management and hedge fund S.A.C. Capital Advisors. But back in 2013, an insider-trading scandal took apart billionaire Steve Cohen's otherwise incredibly successful hedge fund.

But thanks to a 2016 settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, he will be allowed to begin accepting outside money starting in January and basically allow him to start over.

And while Cohen hasn't said whether he wants to take on other investors, the consensus opinion is that he will the second he's permitted - even with the SEC watching his every move.

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But it got us wondering how a man, whose his father was a dress manufacturer and his mother was a part-time piano teacher, still has an estimated fortune of $13 billion, ranking him the 30th richest person in the United States in 2016, according to Forbes Magazine.

So here are six things about Steven A. Cohen that you may not have known.

And for a deeper dive into what's happening with Cohen, the SEC and now the Democrats, check out this great piece by The Deal's Ron Orol.

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