Paulson & Co., Inc.
Paulson & Co., Inc. is a hedge fund management company that was established in 1994 by CEO John Paulson. It is one of the top five hedge fund management groups in the world and has seen great success since its founding, mostly via selling short on business ventures that they determine to be unstable or a likely candidate for default. It has profited exponentially from the US housing crisis. As the number of foreclosures increased, Paulson's profits increased.