Over the course of three decades, hedge fund manager and investor James Dondero has built up what could easily be described as a Texas-sized reputation. That is fitting, since Texas is his adopted home state.
Dondero is the co-founder of Highland Capital Management. When he and his business partner were looking for a change from Los Angeles, they realized that Dallas was just the right choice. That was a couple of decades ago. Today, the hedge fund is responsible for approximately $20 billion. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
Dondero has built a reputation for himself as a savvy businessman. He is known for making bold bets on alternative investments–and having those bets pay off quite handsomely.
We’re pleased to announce two new additions to Highland’s institutional business development team. https://t.co/u69DjgzI3m
— Highland Capital (@HighlandCapMgmt) January 26, 2018
While he has been quite financially successful and has a beautiful house and the rest of the things that go along with such success, Dondero has gained a well-earned reputation for more than just being successful in business. He has become a well-known philanthropist in the Dallas area.
James Dondero has contributed extensively to good causes in the Dallas area and throughout the region. Among his work has been bringing hippos back to the Dallas Zoo after the zoo had been without for 16 years. Hippos Adhama and Boipelo joined the zoo in a $14 million exhibit that Dondero played a key role in making happen. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
Another thing that Dondero has done recently is to make a $1 million grant to the Family Place. The organization has dedicated nearly four decades to stopping family violence.
Dondero has been responsible for a number of other philanthropic acts without the region. He has made it part of his mission to give back very generously to the state he calls home.