Christopher and Jamie Cooper-Hohn

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Christopher Cooper-Hohn was born in Surrey, the son of a car mechanic and a legal secretary. After gaining 13 O levels he gained an MBA from Harvard Business School. After graduating he entered into a career in private equity, eventually earning an estimated £75 million while working for Perry Capital on Wall Street. The financier and philanthropist runs the hedge fund the Children’s Investment Fund which he established in 2003. His wife Jamie runs the hedge fund’s foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Its aim is to give a proportion of its profit to help children in developing countries. In the five years from 2006 until 2011, Christopher and Jamie gave away almost £1 billion and last year generated £42.7 million for charity.

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