Benjamin Graham (May 8, 1894 – September 21, 1976) was a British-born American economist and professional investor. Graham is considered the first proponent of value investing, an investment approach he began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently refined with David Dodd through various editions of their famous book Security Analysis. Graham’s followers… [Read More]
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest person in 2008 and as the… [Read More]
David LeFevre Dodd (August 23, 1895 – September 18, 1988) was an American educator, financial analyst, author, economist, professional investor, and in his student years, a protégé of, and as a postgraduate, close colleague of Benjamin Graham at Columbia Business School. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 (Black Thursday) almost wiped out Graham, who had… [Read More]
Harry Max Markowitz (born August 24, 1927) is an American economist and a recipient of the John von Neumann Theory Prize and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Markowitz is a professor of finance at the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is best known for his… [Read More]
Christopher H. Browne (1946 – December 13, 2009) was a famous value investor.
John Clifton “Jack” Bogle (born May 8, 1929) is the founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group. He is known for his 1999 book Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor, which became a bestseller and is considered a classic.
Eugene Francis “Gene” Fama (born February 14, 1939) is an American economist, known for his work on portfolio theory and asset pricing, both theoretical and empirical. He is currently Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs was an American entrepreneur and inventor, best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming “one industry after another, from computers… [Read More]
Kenneth Ronald “Ken” French (born March 10, 1954) is the Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. He has previously been a faculty member at MIT, the Yale School of Management, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is most famous for… [Read More]
Bruce Doolin Henderson (1915–1992) was the founder of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Henderson founded BCG in 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts. He headed the firm as President and CEO until 1980 and stayed on as Chairman until 1985.
Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, inventor, and social campaigner. He was one of the earliest American neoclassical economists, though his later work on debt deflation has been embraced by the Post-Keynesian school. Fisher made important contributions to utility theory and general equilibrium. He was also a pioneer… [Read More]
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies… [Read More]
Sir John Marks Templeton (November 29, 1912 – July 8, 2008) was an American-born British stock investor, businessman and philanthropist.
William A. Ackman, more commonly known as Bill Ackman, (born May 11, 1966) is an American hedge fund manager. He is the founder and CEO of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management LP.
Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American business magnate and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified holding company.
Atul Gawande is an American surgeon and journalist. He is known in the public arena as an expert on reducing error, improving safety, and increasing efficiency in surgery. He serves as a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and associate director of their Center for Surgery and Public Health…. [Read More]
Seth Klarman (b. 1957?) is an american billionaire who founded the Baupost Group, a Boston-based private investment partnership, and the author of Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor a book on value investing.
Joel Greenblatt (born December 13, 1957 in Great Neck, New York) is an American academic, hedge fund manager, investor, and writer. He is a value investor, and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is the former chairman of the board of Alliant Techsystems and founder of the New York Securities… [Read More]
Jesse Lauriston Livermore (July 26, 1877 – November 28, 1940), also known as the Boy Plunger and “Great Bear of Wall Street”, was an American stock trader. He was famed for making and losing several multi-million dollar fortunes and short selling during the stock market crashes in 1907 and 1929.