When a 2011 vote to legalise gay marriage in
Singer has also emerged as a man with unconventional views about an electromagnetic pulse destroying the world. In his latest note to investors in his
"Even horrendous nuclear war, except in its most extreme form, can be a relatively localised issue, and the threat from asteroids can (possibly) be mitigated. The risks associated with an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, represent another story entirely."
It is not quite clear where his interest in EMP comes from, although the genesis of his devotion to gay rights is very clear. His son Andrew, a doctor in
Singer remains best known as the founder of
The strategy has proved profitable. Singer spent
His latest move has revolved around a decade-long legal fight between the Argentinian government and a group of hedge funds led by Singer, owed debts which date back to the collapse of the Argentinian economy in the early 2000s. Unlike more than 90% of the other
Singer won the court battle, resulting in the south American country defaulting again this week, as holders of the restructured debt didn't receive hundreds of millions in interest payments.
It is still unclear exactly how all this will play out, but despite Singer's track record, he doesn't always end on the winning team. In 2012 he persuaded a Ghanaian judge to hold an Argentinian navy vessel in port until he was paid the millions owed to him. But
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