It’s the season of Christmas parties, and when it comes to big bankers, they certainly aren’t holding back the celebrations.
That was the case for about 10,000 Citadel and Citadel Securities employees who were flown by CEO and billionaire Ken Griffin to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to celebrate for three days between the parks with their families.
The bash was intended to celebrate Citadel Securities’ 20th anniversary and Citadel’s 30th anniversary (which took place in 2020 but could not be celebrated due to the pandemic).
Costs were covered for lodging, theme park tickets, and all food and beverages for the employees to drink.
Guests were also treated to an informal private Coldplay concert and additional performances by Carly Rae Jepsen and Diplo.
The company oversees approximately 4,000 employees, and this trip included employees from the US, Canada and Europe – the company’s Asia-Pacific division has a separate event planned for 2023.
Earlier this year, Citadel employees were treated to a huge Halloween party at New York’s Cipriani, as well as private movie screenings and tickets to Wimbledon.
Griffin and company recently moved their headquarters to Miami, having previously been based in Chicago.
Griffin’s net worth is estimated to be $29 billion Bloomberg.