Hillary Rodham Clinton has ripped hedge-funders from the start of her campaign — but this week she’ll go hat in hand for campaign dollars to a prominent hedgie honcho’s home.
“There’s something wrong when hedge-fund managers pay less in taxes than nurses or the truckers I saw on I-80” while driving from New York, Clinton said in April in her first campaign visit to Iowa.
On Friday, the former secretary of state heads to a fund-raiser at the home of Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener in Greenwich, Conn. An audience with Clinton starts at $2,700.
The Wieners live in a seven-bedroom, 11¹/₂ -bathroom mansion valued at $29.7 million, according to theNews-Times newspaper in Connecticut.
Wiener, founder of the Millburn Corporation and CommInvest, was listed among the top 100 hedge-fund managers by Financial World back in 1991. He founded financial-management firms the
Millburn Corporation and CommInvest, both financial-management firms.
Another hedgefunder, billionaire Leon Cooperman, recently blasted Clinton for piling on his profession while hanging out with the 1 percent..
“I don’t need anybody crapping all over what I do for a living,” Cooperman told CNN.