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Raj Fernando American Success Story

Raj Fernando is an American Businessman who has had an incredible amount of success. He personally designed and managed one of the most technically sophisticated trading, monitoring and communications systems in the industry. He is also on a list of one of the elite donors to the Democratic party and an outspoken Hillary Clinton advocate.

Raj is originally from Sri Lanka and when his family moved to the United States they settled in Oak Brook Illinois. He graduated from Hillsdale Central High School in Oakbrook Illinois and from there he went to Beloit College In Wisconsin. It was while he was at college that Raj became interested in commodities and futures trading. Raj learned all the basics of commodity trading after getting a position on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. When he got comfortable with his trading skills he founded Chopper Trading. Over the course of 10 years, Raj grew Chopper into one of the largest participants trading on the biggest global exchanges including the Nasdaq, Eurex, CME futures group, and the Cantor among others. Raj has also regularly contributed to the work of the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission supporting its mission of encouraging ambitious and sound financial markets.

Today Raj has amassed enough wealth to become a major contributor to not only Chicago charities and civic organizations but also to Democratic campaigns and causes. Raj is also on the board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which just happens to be one of the finest symphonies in the world. This presidential cycle, he is also to be an Illinois super-delegate to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Before Hillary Clinton’s bid for president, Raj was a major fundraiser for President Barrack Obama in his 2012 bid, funneling over $500,000.00 dollars into his re-election campaign. He has also hosted fundraisers for vice president Joe Biden in 2011 and Hillary Clinton in 2015.

Through the years, Fernando has given between $1 million dollars and $5 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation who only discloses the broad range of contribution, not the specifics.

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