5 hedge fund stars, 5 perspectives

From John Paulson to Daniel Loeb, the best of the best from Maneet Ahuja's new book The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World's Top Hedge Funds.

Maneet Ahuja, also known as "Wall Street Maneet" on Twitter, has one of the most powerful Rolodexes in business. The 27-year-old CNBC producer regularly coaxes the world's most successful and reclusive investing stars on the network's flagship show, Squawk Box.

She also got them to talk for a series of extended interviews that she has turned into a new book of profiles, The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World's Top Hedge Funds. As the title implies, the book is hardly critical of her subjects (most of whom Ahuja was also able to draw to her star-studded book party, held last week in midtown Manhattan). But it offers their stories from their own perspective and some entertaining unvarnished comments.

Fortune got a copy of the book and pulled out a few of the most interesting and amusing tidbits.

By Katie Benner @FortuneMagazine - Last updated May 21 2012: 10:26 AM ET
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