Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, just one day after attending a star-studded gala in New York City hosted by the Robin Hood Foundation, the nonprofit he founded.

“I had a negative PCR test for COVID on Monday, but I took another PCR test on Thursday after a co-worker at my home tested positive,” the hedge fund big wig said Friday in a statement.

“Every person at the dinner was vaccinated and we are sharing information as we have it. I feel fine, have no temperature and am following COVID protocols. If I have inadvertently exposed anyone, I am truly and deeply sorry.”  

Roughly 3,000 people attended the event at the Jacob Javits Center.

Wall Street titans, including Mike Novogratz of Galaxy Digital, David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, Kristin Lemkau of JPMorgan and John Griffin of Blue Ridge Capital, attended the event Wednesday evening, The Post previously reported.

Paul McCartney attended the Robin Hood Benefit at Jacob Javits Center on Oct. 20, 2021.
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Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg attended, as did would-be mayor, Eric Adams, and New York Attorney General Letitia James.

The night featured performances from Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys sang and the Jonas Brothers, and Paul McCartney attended, too.

In a statement, the Robin Hood Foundation said “everyone who meets the CDC guidelines for a high-risk exposure has been personally contacted.”

Eric Adams attends the Robin Hood Benefit at Jacob Javits Center on October 20, 2021 in New York City.
Eric Adams attended the Robin Hood Benefit at Jacob Javits Center on Oct. 20, 2021.
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“Mr. Jones followed all protocols and was not exhibiting any symptoms on the night of the Annual Benefit,” a spokesperson told The Post.

“We wish Mr. Jones a swift recovery and continued health, and in accordance with testing and tracing procedures, we have informed the CDC and other relevant health jurisdictions. 

“Robin Hood consulted with leading infectious disease experts to develop and implement the COVID-19 protocols for this event, which exceeded current CDC, state, and local guidance. All attendees were required to be fully vaccinated and advised to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking.”

Tudor Jones — worth an estimated $7.3 billion, according to Forbes — co-founded the foundation in the 1980s and is currently a member of the group’s board of directors.


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