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Gross Called ‘Angry Billionaire’ With Short Fuse at Trial

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Bill Gross 

Bill Gross 

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Bill Gross’s California oceanside neighbor Mark Towfiq figured there might be trouble ahead when the Pacific Investment Management Company LLC co-founder was eyeing the house next door to his.

The seller of the home described Gross as an “angry billionaire with a short fuse,” and a money manager at Pimco offered his “condolences” when the tech entrepreneur told him Gross would be his new neighbor, Towfiq testified at a hearing in Santa Ana court Monday.