Hedge Funds Politics & Regulation

Occupy Wall Street delivers a $5 billion check to John Paulson’s door


Paulson fired back that Millionaire's March protesters should stop “vilifying our most successful businesses.”

Ann Valdez and Kflu Kflu at John Paulson's home
John Paulson of Paulson & Co. may have lost billions of dollars for investors this year, but he’s still the personification of hedge fund excess to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

On Tuesday afternoon, Ann Valdez and Kflu Kflu were ready to tell the world why. Representatives from New York City non-profit advocacy group Community Voices Heard, the middle-aged pair stood in front of Paulson’s $14 million-plus beige stone mansion at 9 East 86th Street in matching blue tee-shirts, press materials in hand.