Jamie Dinan Biography
Jamie Dinan (James Gerard Dinan) is an American investor, hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He is the founder and manager of York Capital Management. He founded York Capital Management in 1991.
Jamie Dinan Age
He was born in 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He is 64 years old as of 2022.
Jamie Dinan Height
Dinan stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Jamie Dinan Family
Jamie Dinan was born to a Roman Catholic family in Baltimore, Maryland, one of five children of Robert and Jeannette Dinan. His father was a textile engineer while his mother a homemaker. In 1969, his family moved to Paxton, Massachusetts.
Jamie Dinan Wife
Dinan is married to Elizabeth R. Miller, and the couple has three children together.
Jamie Dinan Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of 1.9 billion USD.
James Dinan House
He lives in Manhattan with his family and also owns homes in Westchester County, New York; Nantucket, Massachusetts; and on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy.
Jamie Dinan Education
Jamie Dinan graduated from the private Bancroft School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then earned a B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he joined Alpha Chi Rho, a northeastern fraternity.
In 1981, Dinan took a job with stock research firm, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and later earned a M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Jamie Dinan Investment career
In 1985, Dinan took a job at the merger arbitrage firm Kellner DiLeo & Company. In 1987, the market crashed and Dinan lost his entire $600,000 in savings.
In 1991, he was able to raise $3.6 million from his former DLJ colleagues and he started his own hedge fund named York Capital (named after the street he was then living on, York Avenue).
In 1993, Dinan’s fund earned credibility with a 33.8 percent return and by 2000, the fund had over $610 million in assets. In 2010, he sold 33% of York to Credit Suisse for $425 million.
In 2011, Dinan made a $1 million donation to the Museum of the City of New York. In July 2014, he gained partial ownership of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.