To be honest i had never heard of this person but he seems to be vaguley interesting – its a pity the piece is not longer.
Suddenly, he decided he wanted to be rich. It was the 80s, and in the 80s if you wanted to be rich, you were an investment banker. So he called up Trust Company of the West, offered them his services as a mathematician, landed an interview, and started his first real job. He would stay at that job a quarter of a century, becoming manager of a $500-million fund at age 28 and pulling down a million dollars a year by age 30. When the financial crisis hit in 2007, his TCW Total Return fund still averaged an amazing 9.1% annually for the next three years. His team was by now managing almost all of TCW’s assets. Gundlach had made himself into that rarest of creatures in American business: someone who is irreplaceable.