A billionaire shuts down Walt Disney World so his 10,000 employees can go on vacation

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An American banker has spared no expense and has decided to close the Disney parks so that his employees can have fun with their families in the famous resort located in Orlando, Florida.

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Ken Griffin, billionaire, entrepreneur and founder of Citadel and Citadel Securities, put money out of his own pocket so that close to 10,000 workers entertain themselves with the park’s attractions for three days.

According to the New York Post, Griffin not only paid for the closure of Disney World but also paid for airfare, hotels, theme park tickets and food for all of his workers.

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The billionaire footed the bill for airfare from New York, Houston, Paris, Zurich and other cities and paid for hotels, park tickets and meals ranging from lamb chops to sushi and paella.

As if the above were not enough, the banker he also booked British band Coldplay for a private show. Carly Rae Jepsen and DJ Diplo also performed during the concert.

The reason for the event, held last weekend, was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Citadel Securities and the 30th anniversary of Citadel (which actually happened in 2020, but due to the pandemic it could not be celebrated).

who is griffin

Kenneth C. Griffin, born in Daytona Beach, Florida on October 15, 1968, is an American billionaire investor and economist.

According to Wikipedia, he attended Harvard University, where he launched his first hedge fund from his bedroom at age 19.

He is the founder, CEO and 85% owner of the global investment firm Citadel, founded in 1990. The firm provides corporate services to asset managers, banks, broker-dealers and hedge funds, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific .

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