The endgame of angel investing is to make money over a five-year period. Some expert angel investors want to see profits after just three years. Unfortunately, many startups fail well before the three-to-five-year period. You want to earn a minimum of three-times to a maximum of 30-times your initial investment. Selling the startup to a large company or an IPO can see you make profits from the original investment you made.

Hedge fund managers are professional portfolio managers and analysts employed by financial companies and individuals to set up hedge funds. Managing a hedge fund is an attractive career option, given the fund's highly lucrative potential. To succeed, a hedge fund manager must consider not only how to have a clearly defined investment strategy, but also the average amount he earns, as well as the level of expertise and competence of his team.