Ray Dalio is one of the people who has been in the list of the most influential people in the world for the past three years. This is due to his continued efforts to ensure that his hedge fund Bridgewater Associates remain at the top.
A New York man through and through, Dalio was born to a jazz musician and was very business minded right from the beginning. In fact, he made his first investment at an age of just 12. Even as a child, he managed to triple his initial investment after the shares he bought multiplied threefold.