Billionaire pays for Disney World trip for 10,000 staff and their families

A generous billionaire boss has forked out the funds for 10,000 members of his staff and their families to spend a three-day break at Walt Disney World in Florida, USA.

Ken Griffin, founder and CEO of Citadel, decided on the gesture of goodwill after a 'record' year of profits.

The hedge fund manager is believed to be worth around $31.7billion (£25.9bn) according to the Forbes Rich List – making him the 40th wealthiest person in the world.

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Zia Ahmed, a spokesperson for the company, revealed the supremo has paid his team's airfares enabling them to jet into Orlando from their offices in New York, Houston, Paris and Zurich amongst other destinations.

Griffin seemingly went to town, with the cost of hotels, park tickets and meals also covered in his bumper reward package.

The resort will be open exclusively for the company to use at its pleasure with the added treats of Coldplay and Carly Rae Jepsen also appearing to perform, along with DJ Diplo on the decks.

"We have built the most extraordinary team not only in our history, but also in the history of finance," Griffin told the New York Post.

"We have an incredible future ahead of us and I look forward to the chapters yet to be written."

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Florida, the state where Griffin was born, has played a major part in his business' operations in recent times.

The CEO has revealed plans to relocate the company's headquarters and its trading from Chicago to Miami, after criticising the Windy City's high tax and crime rates.

By the time of the coronavirus pandemic, Griffin had already moved some of his operations to Florida by renting the luxurious Four Seasons hotel in Palm Beach.

That enabled business continuity ensuring that a group of traders were in their own bubble and could continue to operate and provide liquidity to retail and institutional clients.

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