According to the US business magazine "Forbes", Ken Griffin is the 41st richest person in the world, his fortune is said to be around 30 billion euros. And the CEO of the financial services provider Citadel is likely to get even richer: the company has made record-breaking profits this year, a spokesman for the Reuters news agency said. In addition, his company has just celebrated its 30th anniversary.
The billionaire owes this not least to his employees - and he also knew how to say thank you. Griffin took employees and their families on a trip to Disneyland in Florida. The boss and staff celebrated their business successes there for three days. According to the company, more than 10,000 people attended, including 2,500 children.
According to the report, Griffin paid for flights from New York, Houston, Paris, Zurich and other cities. He also paid for accommodation in hotels, entry to the amusement park and meals. He also arranged a special surprise: The band Coldplay, of which Griffin is said to be a big fan, played a concert for the employees. Singer Carly Rae Jepsen and DJ Diplo also performed.
"We have not only built the most extraordinary team in our history, but also in the history of finance," said Griffin in praise of his employees. "We have an incredible future ahead of us - and I look forward to the chapters that have yet to be written."
The company has a total of 4000 employees. Those who were allowed to enjoy a vacation at Disneyland at the expense of the boss should now probably be even more motivated to work. However, many employees from the Asia-Pacific region were unable to attend. There will be a separate event for them.
Sources: "Business Insider" / Reuters / "Forbes"