Michael Burry is a legendary investor & hedge fund manager. He founded the hedge fund Scion Capital, which he ran from 2000 until 2008. Following the Financial Crisis of 2008, he closed the firm to focus on his own personal investments.
Michael Burry is one of the most famous & successful money managers in history & has a personal Net worth of over $300 Million. However, despite many misconceptions he is currently not a Billionaire officially yet.
Michael Burry is widely known for predicting the 2008 Financial Crisis & Housing bubble, popularised in the Oscar Winning Movie "The Big Short" (2015). In which he had credit default swap short positions against "Mortgage Backed Securities.
Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) are a collection of Home loan mortgages compiled together to create an investment security. The idea between these securities is risk was "supposed" to be diversified. However, many of the loans inside these mortgage Backed securities (MBS) were given to many home owners with bad credit and even no job! These were called "NINJA loans": "No Income No Job". However, they were still rated AAA (Investment grade) by many credit Agencies! Michael burry saw that ultimately fundamentals would bring the truth about the real value of these securities and many would plummet to zero! He was right, This was the 2008 Financial Crisis, Housing Bubble which resulted in the collapse of Lehman brothers investment bank & a major stock market crash!
He was born in San Jose, California on June 19, 1971. He's now 52 years old.
Here are some interesting facts about the compnies in this portfolio: The average market cap is 37.6 Billion$, of which 80.43% are profitable with a P/E ratio of 12.03x. The beta of the portfolio is 0.0. The average profit margin of the companies in this portfolio is 7.72%.