What is the #1 Key to Ray Dalio’s Success? You’re Gonna Be Shocked at the Answer! by Dr. Daryl Gioffre Who is Ray Dalio? Best recognized as the founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio is an American businessman with an estimated net worth of $14.1 billion as of January 2016, according to Bloomberg. In 2011 and 2012, he was named as one of the top 50 most influential people by Bloomberg Markets.