|Name Bill Perkins||Role Film producer|
|Movies Cat Run, The Chameleon, AfterLife, Cat Run 2, Unthinkable|
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William O. Perkins III (born c. 1969) is an American hedge fund manager, film producer, and amateur poker player from Houston, Texas. Perkins focuses on venture capital and energy markets. He founded Small Ventures USA, L.P in 1997 and later joined Centaurus Energy in 2002. He currently manages Houston-based energy hedge fund, Skylar Capital.
Perkins grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey and graduated from St. Peter's Preparatory School in 1986. In 2016, he contributed $1.5 million towards the construction of the William O. Perkins III '86 Athletic Center at his alma mater.
Perkins graduated as Electrical and Electronics Engineer from the University of Iowa and worked under oil trader, John D. Arnold for several years before starting his own hedge fund. During his 12-year career, Perkins directed NorthernStar Natural Gas and was the CEO of Cutuco Energy Central America. Perkins actively traded the stock market turning a $1.25 million profit trading Goldman Sachs in September 2008. In 2009 Perkins became involved in film production, producing various films including After.Life (2009), Unthinkable (2010), and Cat Run (2011).
Perkins is an avid poker player and has entered multiple events including the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop, PokerStars Big Game, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and Poker Night On Wall Street. Perkins is friends with Dan Bilzerian and they are often seen together.
As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,500,000 of which $1,965,163 have come from his One Drop cash at the WSOP.