George Soros (born György Schwartz, August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-born American billionaire investor and philanthropist. As of May 2020, he had a net worth of $8.3 billion, having donated more than $32 billion to the Open Society Foundations, of which $15 billion have already been distributed, representing 64% of his original fortune, making him the “most generous giver” (in terms of percentage of net worth) according to Forbes.
Born in Budapest, Soros survived the German occupation of Hungary and moved to the United Kingdom in 1947. He studied at the London School of Economics and was awarded a bachelor’s, then obtaining a master’s, and eventually a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of London. Continue reading “Investor: George Soros”
Keith Patrick Gill (born June 8, 1986) is an American financial analyst and investor known for his posts on the subreddit r/wallstreetbets
His analyses of GameStop stock (and his resulting investment gains) posted on Reddit as DeepFuckingValue (DFV) and on YouTube and Twitter as Roaring Kitty were cited by many as a driving factor in the GameStop short squeeze of January 2021, and as a spark for the subsequent trading frenzy in retail stocks. The rising stock value allowed him to turn a US$53,000 investment into an investment worth close to $50 million, as of January 28, 2021. Continue reading “Investor: Keith Gill”
William Albert Ackman (born May 11, 1966) is an American investor and hedge fund manager. He is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, a hedge fund management company. Ackman has been considered an engaged activist investor, which is long-term in nature..
Ackman was raised in Chappaqua, New York, the son of Ronnie I. (née Posner) and Lawrence David Ackman, the chairman of a New York real estate financing firm, Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group. Continue reading “Investor: Bill Ackman”
James S. Chanos (born December 24, 1957) is an American investment manager. He is president and founder of Kynikos Associates, a New York City registered investment advisor focused on short selling. A noted art collector, he appeared on the BBC Four documentary The Banker’s Guide to Art.
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Arne Alsin is the founder of Worm Capital, an investment management firm based in La Jolla, California. Before he founded Worm Capital, he was a co-manager of portfolios, primarily investing in turnarounds and special situations. Alsin received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1984. He worked as an Accountant for the international accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick.
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Warren Buffett is as the “Oracle of Omaha,” and he is one of the most successful investors of all time. Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen. Mr. Buffett is the son of a U.S. congressman, he first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13. He pledges to give away most of his fortune. Last year (2019) he donated $3.6 billion, much of it to the foundation of friends Bill and Melinda Gates.
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