David Tepper, manager of Appaloosa Management, made $3.5 billion for himself in 2013 -- partly to due the strong performance of shares of Citigroup (NYSE:C) over that time. Tepper and Appaloosa starting making their investment in 2012 and rode the shares higher at the market gained confidence in CEO Michael Corbat's renewed vision for the bank.

In the following video, Motley Fool banking analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer look at Tepper's big year, Citigroup's progress, and the rest of the Appaloosa Management portfolio.

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