Rex Sinquefield

  • Position Held:  Billionaire
  • Party:  Republican
  • Birth Date and Place:  St. Louis, MO, about 1945
  • Family:  Lived in St. Vincent’s Orphanage, St. Louis, MO, (8-14 yrs old) before being reunited with his mother and sisters.   Wife: Jeanne; Children: Kate, Randy, and Luke. 
  • Education: Bishop DuBourg High School, 1962; St. Louis University, B.A., 1967; Cardinal Glennon Seminary (3 yrs); University of Chicago, MBA, 1972.
  • Religion:  Catholic
  • Military:  U.S. Army, 1968-70
  • Occupation:  Investment banker, financial guru and philanthropist. President, Show-Me Institute, a public policy research organization based in St. Louis that has been labeled libertarian, conservative, and free-market.[
  • Work Experience:  In the 1970s, he did research on historical stock market returns and pioneered many of the nation's first index funds.. He was the author, with Yale School of Management professor, Roger G. Ibbotson, of “Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation,” a study of stock market returns. Sinquefield was the co-founder of Dimensional Fund Advisors and was its co-chairman until his retirement in 2005.
  • More: Sinquefield has spent millions of dollar on his pet political projects and candidates in Missouri.  He has particularly focused on supporting public school vouchers and unlimited campaign contributions. He has been criticized for creating 100 political action committees through which to funnel his donations, thereby skirting the legal limits on individual donations to candidates. The Missouri Citizen Education Fund has contended that he has essentially 'bought' votes on issues such as campaign contribution limits and private school vouchers.  Sinquefield advocates the elimination of the state’s income tax in favor of a sales tax.[ A passionate chess player, he founded the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis,

 

 

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