05/31/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hedge Fund Managers' Pay Roared Back Last Year

The Lazarus-like recovery of the nation's big banks did not benefit just the bankers -- it also created huge paydays for hedge fund managers, including a record $4 billion gain in 2009 for one bold investor who bet big on the financial sector.

The manager, David Tepper, wagered that the government would not let the big banks fail, even as other investors fled financial shares amid fears that banks would collapse or be nationalized.

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