Stephen Mandel (hedge fund manager)
Stephen Mandel Jr.
|Born||March 12, 1956|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
Harvard Business School
|Known for||Founding and leading Lone Pine Capital|
|Board member of||Dartmouth College|
Teach for America
|Spouse(s)||Susan Joy Zadek|
|Parent(s)||Ann Safford Mandel|
Stephen Frank Mandel
Stephen Frank Mandel Jr. (born March 12, 1956) is an American hedge fund manager, investor, and philanthropist. He founded Lone Pine Capital in 1997, after working as the managing director at Tiger Management. According to Forbes Magazine, Mandel has a net worth of $3.9 billion as of October 4, 2021, where he ranked the 289th richest person in the United States in 2021 gaining ten spots on the list and an increase of $1.1B in Net Worth when compared to being the 299th richest person in 2020 ($2.9B Net Worth at the time) according to The Forbes 400 2021 List.
Early life and education
Mandel is the son of Ann (née Safford) and Stephen Frank Mandel and grew up in Darien, Connecticut. He has a brother, Edward Safford Mandel. In 1974, Mandel graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy. In 1978, he graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in government and was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. He also has an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
From 1982 to 1984, he worked at Mars & Co as a senior consultant and then from 1984 to 1990, he worked as a consumer-retail analyst at Goldman Sachs before working as a consumer analyst and eventually managing director at Tiger Management, a hedge fund founded by Julian Robertson. In 1997, he left Tiger and founded his own hedge fund, Lone Pine Capital LLC (named after a Dartmouth College pine tree that survived an 1887 lightning strike).
As of January 2019, Mandel will no longer manage investments for his Lone Pine Capital but will remain a managing director.
Wealth and philanthropy
He was chairman of Dartmouth's board of trustees and is currently Chair of the National Board of Directors at Teach for America. He founded two charitable foundations: the Zoom Foundation and the Lone Pine Foundation. Mendel donated $1 million to the Lincoln Project, an anti-Donald Trump super PAC.
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- New York Times: "Susan Zadek To Be Bride" March 21, 1982
- New York Times: "Sea, Sand, Faith: Far From Home but Closer to Heaven" By NEELA BANERJEE August 20, 2009
- New York Times: "Kate Mandel, Christopher Bruce" September 27, 2015