There have been millions of great men and women who have succeeded to grow small capital into great projects that end up employing thousands if not millions as profits grow into ten times more of their original investments. Here's their advice to you...
Every industry has a section of people that either is or were accomplished and the investment industry has no exception. It entails of stories of great investors, successful people that inspire the accomplishment of any dream in a wannabe investor.
In the entrepreneurial industry, there have been millions of great men and women who have succeeded to grow small capital into great projects that end up employing thousands if not millions as profits grow into ten times more of their original investments.
1. Bill Gross
At the age of 74, the Cofounder of PIMCO manages assets worth a whopping 1.75 trillion dollars.
His wild success will have your hands sweating by simply reading about him. Famous as the ‘king of bonds’, he is respected as the best investor of all time.
His advice to wannabe investor is to not invest in “zombie corporations” put your money into the real economy with corporations that you feel good about both ethically and financially.
Bill insists on diversification and taking risks that are entrenched in thorough research while maintaining enough liquid cash on the side.
Bill’s Famous Quote:
“Finding the best person or the best organization to invest your money is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make.”
2. Peter Lynch
74-year-old Peter manages Fidelity investments with assets worth 2.4 trillion dollars.
Peter is famous for his management of the Fidelity Magellan fund, where he beat the S&P500’s annual growth for 11 years out of the 13 years that he was there.
His consistency accomplished more than double the index’s annual returns and lifted the organization’s assets from 18 million dollars to 14 billion dollars in value. Peter’s advice to ‘young’ investors is simple “invest in what you know”.
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“Your investor’s edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It’s something you already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies or industries you already understand.”
3. Warren Buffett
The 87-year-old CEO of Berkshire Hathaway manages assets worth 702.1 billion dollars.
Warren has an impressive following of over 1.4 million people on twitter an indication of his level of influence. Globally, he is recognized as the most successful investor in history worth an estimated 85 billion dollars.
Investors in the World take his advice serious with his name featuring in front pages of news sites like Forbes and Business Insider. He has a lot of influence on the markets given his exemplary knowledge on shares and markets.
“We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.”
4. John “Jack” Bogle
The 89-year-old founder of The Vanguard Group manages assets estimated to be worth 5.1 trillion dollars.
In 1999, Fortune magazine named him as one of the “four investment giants of the 20th century”.
He has published a number of books such as “Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor” which has been widely-read and highly regarded in the investment world.
He is mostly recognized for founding the first index mutual fund that was available to the general public in 1976.
“The grim irony of investing is that we investors as a group not only don’t get what we pay for, we get precisely what we don’t pay for.”
5. Bill Miller
Bill who is 68 years of age is a former Chief Investing Officer of Legg Mason Capital Management.
Miller currently manages assets worth 752.3 billion dollars. He is popular in the investment World as for 15 years, 1991 to 2005; his Legg Mason Value Trust beat the S&P500’s yearly return.
Miller grew his fund from a meager 750 million dollars to over 20 billion dollars (assets under management) up till 2006.
His advice to entrepreneurs is “if it trades at a discount to its intrinsic value.”
“Value investing means really asking what are the best values, and not assuming that because something looks expensive that it is, or assuming that because a stock is down in price and trades at low multiples that it is a bargain”