CEOWORLD magazine - Profiles - Bill Gross
Bill Gross

Cofounder And Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pacific Investment Management Company LLC

  • Gross cofounded PIMCO, an investment management firm, in 1971 and became known as a superstar bond fund manager.
  • He decamped in 2014, and joined Janus Henderson to manage a global macro bond fund; he retired in March 2019.
  • Net worth: $1.6 billion
  • Gross sued PIMCO for wrongful dismissal in 2015. The case was settled in March 2017 for $81 million, which went to the Sue and Bill Gross Foundation.
  • In 2016, Gross’ wife of 31 years, Sue, filed for divorce. She eventually walked away with over $1 billion.
  • Gross is a 1966 graduate in psychology from Duke University. He has donated millions to his alma mater for financial aid.