Here are the Final Four picks of 17 Wall Street titans

  • March Madness 2019 tipped off on Thursday. 
  • Each year Bloomberg runs a celebrity bracket challenge where participants donate $10,000 to charity and play for the cause of their choice.
  • Business Insider highlighted the Final Four picks of 17 Wall Street titans.

The road to the Final Four began on Thursday, and each year Bloomberg holds a bracket challenge where celebrity contestants each donate $10,000 for charity and play for a cause of their choice. This year's challenge has 52 contestants playing for a total of $520,000 that will be divvied up between the three most accurate brackets.  

Of the 17 brackets from Wall Streeters highlighted by Business Insider, Duke was picked by nine to win the national championship. Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia was the second-most popular pick at five.

Three of the contestants, Ken Moelis, Glenn Youngkin, and Cliff Asness choose all four number-one seeds to make it to the Final Four in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Without further ado, here are the picks of 17 Wall Street titans: 

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17 Wall Street titans' Final Four predictions

Bill Ackman 

Firm: Pershing Square

Charity: First Robotics Competition

National Champion: Michigan

Runner Up: Kentucky

Other Final Four picks: Duke, Tennessee

Source: Bloomberg

Mike Novogratz 

Firm: Galaxy Digital Holdings

Charity: The Bail Project

National Champion: Duke

Runner Up: Houston

Other Final Four picks: Gonzaga, Tennessee

Source: Bloomberg

Jim Chanos 

Firm: Kynikos Associates

Charity: Medicins Du Monde

National Champion: Virginia

Runner Up: Michigan State

Other Final Four picks: Gonzaga, Auburn

Source: Bloomberg

David Einhorn 

Firm: Greenlight Capital

Charity: StoryCorps

National Champion: Duke

Runner Up: North Carolina

Other Final Four picks: Texas Tech, Virginia

Source: Bloomberg 

Paul Tudor Jones 

Firm: Tudor Investment

Charity: Robin Hood

National Champion: Virginia

Runner Up: Gonzaga

Other Final Four picks: Duke, Kentucky

Source: Bloomberg

Ken Moelis 

Firm: Moelis & Co.

Charity: Children of Fallen Patriots

National Champion: Virginia

Runner Up: Duke

Other Final Four picks: Gonzaga, North Carolina

Source: Bloomberg

Suzanne Donohue

Firm: KKR

Charity: The Child Mind Institute

National Champion: Gonzaga

Runner Up: Kentucky

Other Final Four picks: Michigan State, Villanova

Source: Bloomberg

Photo credit: KKR

Ken Griffin 

Firm: Citadel

Charity: Robin Hood

National Champion: Duke

Runner Up: North Carolina

Other Final Four picks: Gonzaga, Tennessee

Source: Bloomberg

Gary Cohn 

Firm: GDCO

Charity: DREAM

National Champion: Duke

Runner Up: North Carolina

Other Final Four picks: Michigan, Purdue

Source: Bloomberg

David Solomon 

Firm: Goldman Sachs

Charity: Shatterproof

National Champion: Virginia

Runner Up: Duke

Other Final Four picks: Gonzaga, Kentucky

Source: Bloomberg

Marc Lasry 

Title: Avenue Capital Group

Charity: Hoops20

National Champion: North Carolina

Runner Up: Duke

Other Final Four picks: Texas Tech, Kansas State

Source: Bloomberg

Jimmy Dunne 

Firm: Sandler O'Neill

Charity: Student Sponsor Program

National Champion: Duke

Runner Up: Kentucky

Other Final Four picks: Michigan, Tennessee

Source: Bloomberg

Cliff Asness 

Firm: AQR Capital Management

Charity: International Rescue Committee

National Champion: Virginia

Runner Up: Duke

Other Final Four picks: Gonzaga, North Carolina

Source: Bloomberg

Barry Sternlicht  

Firm: Starwood Capital

Charity: Harvard Stem Cell Institute

National Champion: Duke

Runner Up: Kentucky

Other Final Four picks: Michigan, Virginia

Source: Bloomberg 

Stephen Pagliuca

Firm: Bain Capital

Charity: MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

National Champion: Duke

Runner Up: North Carolina

Other Final Four picks: Gonzaga, Tennessee

Source: Bloomberg

Rich Handler 

 

Firm: Jefferies Group

Charity: Wolf Conversation Center

National Champion: Duke

Runner Up: Kentucky

Other Final Four picks: Gonzaga, Virginia

Source: Bloomberg

Glenn Youngkin 

Firm: Carlyle Group

Charity: Peace Players International

National Champion: Duke

Runner Up: North Carolina

Other Final Four picks: Gonzaga, Virginia

Source: Bloomberg

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