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James Dondero Brings Hippos Back To The Dallas Zoo

James Dondero is a successful businessman and philanthropist who reside in the Dallas, Texas. James began his journey to the top as he attended to University of Virginia’s School of Commerce where he would achieve his Bachelor of Science degrees in both accounting and finances. It wouldn’t be long after graduation that James would accept his first role in the business industry by creating a financial training program for JP Morgan Chase & Co. in 1984. The program became such a significant success that James quickly moved on to his dream job with American Express. Between the years of 1985 and 1989, James Dondero would be solely responsible for the management of fixed income funds, which summed up to the total of $1 billion. James began making quite a name for him in the industry, and Protective Life soon offered him the title of Chief Investment Officer of their GIC Subsidiary, which he gladly accepted. Mr. Dondero quickly spun the company from a mere concept to a flourishing $2 billion success story. Word quickly spread among his peers in the area of finance, and he soon became known amongst them as the leading alternative credit manager in the world. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork.


In 1993, James Co-founded and took on the role as President for an alternative investment firm in Dallas known as Highland Capital Management. It was never the plan for James to become successful to keep his wealth to himself, he had always carried a passion for the great city of Dallas, Texas, and he knew it was his job to do more for the town he loved. Therefore, every year, $3 million is set aside in the company budget so that the team may continue their philanthropic work. Recently, James donated $1 million to the Dallas Zoo so that they could begin rebuilding their hippo habitat that was shut down nearly two decades ago after the death of their last hippo, Papa. Now, thanks to the help of James Dondero and several other local philanthropists in the area, the Zoo received the $14 million necessary to bring the beloved animals back to the Zoo for the public to enjoy. Visit to know more about James.