Raj Rajaratnam Hoping To Break Even?

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The Galleon Group put out an (awesome) rap about itself a few years ago but apparently its accused co-founder Raj Rajaratnam's tastes swing a bit more country. One Greenwich neighbor (the hedge fund manager maintains residences at Sutton Place in New York and at 577 Round Hill Road in Connecticut) tells Dealbreaker that Raj spent millions to have Kenny Rogers perform at his home.


"Raj paid $4 million to have Kenny Rogers come to a birthday party at his house and sing his favorite song, 'The Gambler,' over and over again. Kenny refused to go on after a dozen times."
Update: Kenny Rogers' agent called and had this to say about Raj-Raj's country music lovin' party: "Kenny did play for Galleon in Greenwich during September 2007 but we don't discuss payment for the artist." Team Kenny won't admit if it's more or less than $4m but said $4 million was not the amount of the contract. He also claims Rogers didn't do a song repeat a dozen times, but only a few.

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