When it comes to investing, sometimes it is best to follow the trends of the top managers. Billionaire hedge fund leaders, executive officers, and other top figures in the world of finance may seem to know the answers to questions about the market and investing, and with good reason, as they have the wealth themselves to prove it. It is for this reason that investors of all types turn to billionaires for ideas on where to put their money, which stocks to follow, and how to read the market and the economy for clues about what will happen next. Here are some of the top-seached fund managers on Google:

Warren Buffett (201,000 monthly Google searches)

Warren Buffett, leader of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the wealthiest people on the planet, has long held a reputation for being a savvy, sagacious investor. His company has grown exponentially in the past decades, and Buffett's views on investments are taken as the gold standard by many industry experts. He is the leading investor among Investopedia reader searches.

George Soros (135,000 monthly Google searches)

The controversial investor George Soros comes in next on the list of reader searches. Soros is most famous for shorting the British pound in late 1992, an action that in one day earned him somewhere between $1 billion and $2 billion. Besides that single event, however, his Quantum Fund brought in staggering returns for years under his leadership.

Carl Icahn (60,500 monthly Google searches)

Carl Icahn, famed activist investor and leader of Icahn Enterprises, makes headlines for his bold moves investing in large stakes of companies around the world. With a reputation as a stubborn and even combative investor who takes over companies, Icahn's investment opinions hold so much sway within the finance world that the term "Icahn lift" was coined to refer to the rise in price of a stock after Icahn buys it.

Bill Ackman (27,100 monthly Google searches)

Though Bill Ackman's Pershing Square has seen its share of trouble in recent months, Ackman remains one of the most popular investors by search. The billionaire investor has taken controversial opinions on companies such as Herbalife (HLF), and though not all of his campaigns have been successful, his overall track record is impressive and he commands respect throughout the industry.

Ray Dalio (18,100 monthly Google searches)

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, has a record of more than 40 years of success in growing the biggest hedge fund in the world. Bridgewater has a stellar record of returns throughout its history and has weathered recent market turmoil better than many other hedge funds, making Dalio a go-to for investors everywhere.

T. Boone Pickens (14,800 monthly Google searches)

Chair of BP Capital Management, billionaire energy investor T. Boone Pickens rounds out the list. Pickens focuses his investments in oil and other energy sector companies and has amassed a huge fortune as a result.

David Tepper (12,100 monthly Google searches)

Legendary Appaloosa Management head David Tepper almost single-handedly altered the economy of New Jersey just by moving from there to Florida earlier this year.

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