Bill Ackman is ranked #391 in 2021 on the Forbes 400 wealthiest list with a $2.9 billion net worth.
Bill Ackman became a billionaire through operating the Pershing Square Capital Management hedge fund that he founded in 2004. He became famous in the financial world for his short position on bond insurer MBIA and his rescue of mall operator General Growth early on in his trading career.
His approach is mostly as a contrarian trader and investor betting against companies by going short their stock when they are popular but sees flaws in their business models. He also goes long stocks when they are not popular when he sees value in their stock price versus the business and remaining risk to the downside.
He has been an activist investor in the past trying to create change through his vocal involvement with the companies he has investment positions in and will also publicly explain his short positions based on a companies flawed business model.
Bill Ackman has had both big wins and also big losses in his professional investing and trading career and many have been very entertaining to watch play out in real time as he is so public about them, especially when other big traders come out to take a counter position against him.
Below is the current Bill Ackman portfolio in 2021 after his update at the end of Q4 in 2020. This is a breakdown of his trading and investing portfolio positions from his fund’s most recent 13F filings.
Here are the stock holdings of his Pershing Square Capital Management LLC. with $10 billion in assets under management with the total portfolio percentage of each position.
LOW Lowes Cos Inc 19.88%
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc 16.10%
QSR Restaurant Brands Intern 15.30%
HLT Hilton Worldwide Hldgs Inc 14.85%
A Agilent Technologies Inc 14.49%
SBUX Starbucks Corp 10.77%
HHC Howard Hughes Corp 10.65%