George Soros was a master at converting broad-brush economic trends into highly leveraged, winning bond and currency trades. Soros was a short-term speculator who made large bets on the direction of financial markets as an investor.
George Soros foun the hedge fund firm Soros Fund Management in 1973, which later evolved into the well-known and respected Quantum Fund. He ran this aggressive and successful hedge fund for nearly two decades, reportedly raking in returns in excess of 30% per year and, on two occasions, posting annual returns of more than 100%.
Warren Buffett or known as “Oracle of Omaha,” is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in history.
Following Benjamin Graham’s principles, he has amassed a multibillion-dollar fortune primarily through the purchase of stocks and companies through Berkshire Hathaway.
Those who put $10,000 into Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 are now worth more than $165 million.
For decades, Buffett’s investing style of discipline, patience, and value has consistently outperformed the market.
John (Jack) Bogle
In 1975, Bogle founded the Vanguard Group mutual fund company, which grew to become one of the world’s largest and most respected fund sponsors.
Bogle invented the no-load mutual fund and advocated for low-cost index investing on behalf of millions of investors.
In 1976, he created and launched the first index fund, Vanguard 500. The investing philosophy of Jack Bogle advocates capturing market returns by investing in broad-based index mutual funds that are no-load, low-cost, low-turnover, and passively managed.
Carl Icahn is an activist and abrasive investor who uses his ownership stakes in publicly traded companies to force changes in order to increase the value of his shares.
Icahn began his corporate raiding career in earnest in the late 1970s and made a name for himself with his hostile takeover of TWA in 1985.
Icahn is best known for his “Icahn Lift.” This is the Wall Street term for the upward surge in a company’s stock price that typically occurs when Carl Icahn begins buying stock in a company he believes is poorly managed.
William H. Gross
Bill Gross, known as the “King of Bonds,” is the world’s leading bond fund manager.
He and his team manage more than $1.92 trillion in fixed-income assets as the founder and managing director of the PIMCO family of bond funds.
Gross was the first portfolio manager to be inducted into the Fixed-Income Analyst Society Inc. hall of fame in 1996 for his contributions to bond and portfolio analysis.
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