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Famous Investors

" I always knew I was going to be rich. I don´t think I ever doubted it for a minute. "  Quote by Warren Buffett.

famous investors

The last century produced several famous stock investors who achieved impressive returns on their investments which enabled them to accumulate a substantial amount of wealth.

These stock investors have attracted a significant amount of financial press coverage over the years with each stock investor having developed and mastered their own personal investing style. The famous investor George Soros is mostly renowned for his active role in currency trading even though he is primarily a stock investor.

The wealth creation tactics of these famous stock investors is presented through a series of articles.

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Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett studied under Benjamin Graham at Columbia University and in his early days worked for Benjamin Graham's investment firm. Warren Buffett then purchased Berkshire Hathaway which he uses as a holding company for purchasing shares in companies that are financially sound but undervalued...more

John Templeton

John Templeton

John Templeton is a global fund manager who is known as one of the greatest stock pickers of the last century. John Templeton accumulated his wealth as a value oriented stock investor with a contrarian view. He would buy stocks when they were out of fashion and sell them at the height of stock market booms...more

George Soros

George Soros

George Soros was renowned for his short term speculative bets on the directions of financial markets, which made him one of the wealthiest investors in history. His investing strategy was largely based on interpreting economic trends and he was a master at exiting his trades before the trend reversed...more

Jesse Livermore

Jesse Livermore

Jesse Livermore was a notable speculative stock investor on Wall Street back in early half of the 1900's. Jesse made several multimillion dollar fortunes in his time and unlike the other famous stock investors, he had no formal education. Jesse was also known as the Great Bear of Wall Street for his short selling tactics...more

Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch was a mutual fund manager who was renowned for achieving superior stock market returns. His investment philosophy was to invest in smaller companies that are financially sound and have the potential to grow into larger companies thus making them worth significantly more...more

William O'Neil

William O'Neil

William O'Neil is the founder of Investor's Business Daily and he also runs a brokerage firm. William O'Neil developed the investing strategy known as CANSLIM which seeks to invest in financially sound smaller companies that are posed to immediately increase in value...more

Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham is known as the father of value investing, a strategy that seeks out companies that are financially sound but undervalued. In addition to running an investment firm, Benjamin Graham was also a lecturer on finance at Columbia University with his most notable student being Warren Buffett...more

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