The top 25 hedge fund managers pulled in a total of $25 billion in 2009, according to Absolute Return+Alpha. That's a record. It's good to know that the economy has recovered and we're firing on all cylinders again.

Business Insider has a breakdown of the Top Ten hedge fund managers, who collectively made more money last year than they've ever made before by accurately betting on the continued global misery that hedge funds and their banker partners wreaked when they destroyed the financial system back in 2008. Nice work, gentlemen.

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