Bill Ackman is ranked #1111 in 2021 on the Forbes Billionaire’s list with a $3.1 billion net worth. He was #391 on the Forbes 400 wealthiest list in 2020.
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 investment 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 and 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. The 2016 documentary Betting on Zero was very entertaining to watch as it showed his public journey of short selling the company Herbalife in his bet against their whole business model.
Below is the current Bill Ackman portfolio in 2021 after his update at the end of Q2 as of 06/30/21. 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 $10.7 billion in assets under management with the total portfolio percentage of each position.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) 18.37%
Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) 16.14%
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) 15.72%
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT) 14.37%
Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR) 14.26%
Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) 12.25%
Dominos Pizza Inc. (DPZ) 8.88%