A billionaire boss gave his employees a luxurious trip to Disneyland to celebrate the company’s anniversary.
Ken Griffith, CEO of hedge fund Citadel LLC and founder of market maker Citadel Securities, brought 1,200 employees from its Asia Pacific offices to Disneyland Tokyo to celebrate the two companies’ 20th and 30th anniversaries.
Employees from its offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Shanghai, Tokyo and Gurugram were treated to a day trip to Disneyland Tokyo – and its DisneySea resort – along with their families.
And the business tycoon, worth an estimated £36bn, also covered all expenses – including travel, entertainment and childcare.
Ken made sure his employees could get on the rides as quickly as possible by giving each employee priority tickets to minimize wait times on busy rides like Flying Dumbo and Pirates of the Caribbean.
To top it all off, the billionaire even made his lucky employees available private Maroon 5 and Calvin Harris concerts.
Ken Griffith, the CEO of highly successful hedge fund firm Citadel LLC and NYSE firm Citadel Securities, awarded the generous reward to 1,200 employees across its Asia Pacific offices
Ken made sure his employees could get on the rides as quickly as possible by giving each employee priority tickets to minimize wait times on busy rides like Flying Dumbo
A A day ticket to the amusement park can cost around 10,900 yen (£59), meaning the bill for the tickets alone would have cost more than £70,000
And this isn’t the first time Ken has treated his employees.
Griffin spoke at the festivities before introducing Maroon 5.
“Today, the range of talent we have brought together is simply amazing.” We have created not one, but two companies that are at the forefront of the industry.
“Together we imagined and shaped the future of finance,” he said.
Last year, Ken took 10,000 employees and their families on a three-day trip to Walt Disney World, including several pop concerts.
The Citadel CEO invited his employees to a lavish party last December to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his trading firm Citadel Securities and the 32nd anniversary of his hedge fund.
In addition to the anniversary, Ken and his team celebrated the company’s market success, even though many other hedge funds lost an average of four percent and the S&P 500 lost 16 percent this year.
To outshine other bosses, the business mogul also arranged concerts by Carly Rae Jepsen and Diplo to celebrate his company’s success, as well as a performance by one of his favorite bands – Coldplay.
The CEO made sure his guests didn’t go hungry while celebrating and also provided the employees with food and drinks.
According to the New York Post, his fund manages nearly $60 billion in assets.
Videos posted on TikTok show employees donning long dresses and high heels while swaying to Coldplay hits and being sprayed with confetti.
TikTok user Abbey C claimed the celebration was “the most amazing party I’ve ever been to.”
Another user, Anishasaid: “Citadel was named Corporate Party of the Year.”