Bobby Axelrod is a character on the Showtime series “Billions.” He is played by Demian Lewis, a British actor.
Bobby Axelrod Net Worth
Bobby Axelrod net worth is reported to be $5 billion. He is a self-made billionaire who made his money mainly on Wall Street. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Axe Capital, a multibillion dollar hedge fund. The company was originally located in Westport, Connecticut, but was later moved to Manhattan, New York.
Axelrod lives a very luxurious lifestyle. In the 4th season of the series, it was shown that he purchased several Picasso paintings. He also has a private jet, a helicopter, and a personal chef.
An interesting fact is that the writers of “Billions” took inspiration for Axelrod’s character from Steven Cohen, a prominent New York hedge fund manager and owner of the New York Mets.
Robert ‘Bobby’ Axelrod is arguably the smartest character on Showtime’s “Billions.” He had a rough time growing up which turned him into a capable and caring father for his two kids. Aside from this, there is not much information about his family and his educational background.
When he was younger, he began to make money with a snow shoveling business with the other kids in their neighborhood. As he got older, he started betting on horse races to learn about the finance game and how to place bets by observing those who tended to make the most money
Bobby’s rough upbringing made him into a man who does not coddle and one makes well-though decisions to benefit himself and his firm. He is also known for pushing his employees to be the best version of themselves.
Axelrod is a huge fan of heavy metal music. In the series, there was a time when he left work early to go to a Metallica concert. He was also seen wearing t-shirts of classic heavy metal bands such as Megadeth and Iron Maiden on a regular basis.
Robert “Bobby” Axelrod is the CEO of Axe Capital which is a multibillion dollar hedge fund originally based in Connecticut before moving to New York City in the third season of the series. Axe Capital was initially called “Wachtel, Rachlein and Rice” with Bobby Axelrod as a partner. Due to the 9/11 attacks, Wachtel, Rachlein, and Rice died and Bobby took over the company and named it Axe Capital.
In “Billions,” Bobby is also known as “Axe” by both his friends and foes.
He is a very intelligent and competent investor. He is able to see several moves ahead in his investments which contributes to his success and huge fortune.
Bobby Axelrod Relationship Status
Bobby Axelrod was married to Lara Axelrod (nee Benjamin), but they divorced. Lara is a former nurse and grew up in a blue-collar family of police and firefighters.
They have two sons together named Dean and Gordie.