In the 2022 midterm election cycle, Griffin made substantial donations totaling nearly $72.7 million, establishing himself as one of the country's most significant political contributors.
Citadel founder Ken Griffin has shown interest in Indian American Nikki Haley, who is running in the Republican presidential primary, according to Bloomberg.
Griffin praised Nikki Haley's foreign policy experience and suggested that she would make a good president in an interview with David Rubenstein at the George Washington Presidential Library in Mount Vernon, Virginia. “Nikki Haley has the foreign policy experience we need right now,” he said.
Last week, he referred to the former US Ambassador to the United Nations as a "rock star" on the campaign trail. Griffin has stated that he will not support former President Donald Trump and while he has not named an alternative candidate at this time, he has expressed dissatisfaction with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' policies that he believes infringe on personal rights.
“I’m watching and really trying to understand where the key candidates in the Republican primary are going to land on issues that are important to me,” Griffin said, citing national security, education, the economy and inflation.
The 55-year-old businessman has a net worth of $36 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His firm, Citadel Securities, plays a crucial role in the functioning of US financial markets by executing trades, serving as a counterparty, and providing liquidity for stocks, bonds, and various other securities.
In the 2022 midterm election cycle, Griffin made substantial donations totaling nearly $72.7 million, establishing himself as one of the country's most significant political contributors. Republican presidential campaigns and prominent party figures are closely monitoring his actions to see if he will support one of the eight GOP candidates competing for the 2024 nomination.