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Hedge-fund manager Alan Howard’s collection includes a $43 million Monet water-lily painting. The head of the firm Brevan Howard Asset Management, Howard was reported to be worth $1.4 billion as of September 2018, by Forbes. In 2013, Howard paid $10 million to the victims of the Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos in order to retain possession of the Monet mentioned above; it used to belong to a widow of Marcos.

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Alan Howard

Location:
London

Source of wealth:
Hedge fund

Collecting area:
Impressionism; Modern art

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Fun fact:

Howard is a former director of the Conservative Friends of Israel, a British parliamentary group dedicated to strengthening business, cultural, and political ties between the U.K. and Israel.