03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John Paulson: How The Hedge-Fund Manager Made $15 Billion Betting Against The Housing Market

In a span of just three years, hedge-fund manager John Paulson went from practically unknown to practically unparalleled. After a series of smart bets against the housing market made Paulson's hedge fund billions of dollars--including days where it made more than $1 billion--he earned a place alongside George Soros and Warren Buffett as an oracle of investing.