David Tepper's Lucky Brass Balls Worked Overtime In '12

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Overtime that was not for naught! Thanks to labor laws protecting LBBs, Tepper took home $2.2 billion last year. Other people who made some money in 2012:

10. Dan Loeb, Third Point, 380 million
9. David Shaw, DE Shaw, 530 million
8. Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors, 560 million
7. Stephen Mandel, Lone Pine, 580 million
6. Eddie Lampert, ESL Investments, 750 million
5. Ken Griffin, Citadel, 900 million
4. Jim Simons, RenTec, 1.1 billion
3. Steve Cohen, SAC Capital, 1.4 billion
2. Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, 1.7 billion
1. David Tepper, Appaloosa, 2.2 billion

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