List of Famous Investors People

List of Famous Investors

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List of famous investors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top investors in the world? This includes the most prominent investors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable investors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic investors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned investors.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people in it, like Michael Jordan and Donald Trump.

From reputable, prominent, and well known investors to the lesser known investors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the investor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous investors ever?" and "What are the names of famous investors?" then you're in the right place. (313 items)


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    Donald John Trump Sr. is an American business magnate, investor, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Investor, Entrepreneur, Real estate entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Zoolander, The Apprentice, Eddie, The Little Rascals, + more
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    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. Schwarzenegger ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Thal, Austria
    • Profession: Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson, Politician, Investor, + more
    • Credits: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator, Batman & Robin, Total Recall, + more
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    Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry ...more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician, Pianist, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Good, Unforgiven, Dirty Harry, Million Dollar Baby, Back to the Future Part II, + more
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    William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle
    • Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
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    Michael Jordan
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    Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player. He is also an entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Space Jam, He Got Game, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, ProStars, Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend
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    Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the ...more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur, Financier
    • Credits: Buffett & Gates Go Back to School
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    50 Cent
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    Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, entrepreneur investor and actor from New York City. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. Although he ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Rapper, Investor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Get Rich or Die Tryin', Escape Plan, Righteous Kill, Morning Glory, Odd Thomas, + more
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    George Soros
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    George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, giving him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 ...more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Analyst, Business magnate, Trader, Businessperson, Speculator, + more
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    Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was one of the wealthiest people in the world. As a maverick film tycoon, Hughes gained prominence in Hollywood from the late 1920s, making ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1905-1976)
    • Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Investor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Philanthropist, + more
    • Credits: Scarface, The Outlaw, The Conqueror, Hell's Angels, Jet Pilot, + more
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    Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Blackheath, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Investor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Casino Royale, Superman Returns, Around the World in 80 Days, Electric Dreams, Fuel, + more
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    Larry Ellison
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    Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison is an American programmer, internet entrepreneur, adventurer, businessman and philanthropist. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the software company Oracle Corporation between its foundation in 1977 and 2014. In 2014, he was listed by Forbes as the third-wealthiest ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
    • Credits: Iron Man 2
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    Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked on his music career with Southern hip hop group St. Lunatics, in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA
    • Profession: Record producer, Rapper, Investor, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Longest Yard, Reach Me, Beef III, Down South Exclusive: Vol. 1, Cornbread: Street Heat: Kappa Beach Preview, + more
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    Paul Gardner Allen is an American philanthropist, investor and innovator, best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation alongside Bill Gates. As of January 2015, he was estimated to be the 51st richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $17.5 billion. Allen is the founder and ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Television producer, Investor, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Inspirations, The Blues, Me & Isaac Newton, Black Sky: The Race for Space
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    Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He is also a "shark" investor on the television series Shark Tank. In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Investor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Shark Tank, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, Broken English, + more
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    Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born, Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity. He is the founder of SpaceX and a cofounder of Paypal, Inc., Tesla Motors, and Zip2. He ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
    • Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Inventor, + more
    • Credits: Iron Man 2
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    Bernard Madoff
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    Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor, Stock broker, Financial adviser, + more
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    Harvey Weinstein
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    Harvey Weinstein, CBE is an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known as co-founder of Miramax. He and his brother Bob have been co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company, their film production company, since 2005. He won an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love, and ...more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Flushing, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director
    • Credits: Gangs of New York, Shakespeare in Love, Project Runway, The Burning, Nine, + more
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    Master P
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    Percy Robert Miller known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, author, filmmaker, record producer, philanthropist. He is the founder of the label No Limit Records, which went bankrupt and was relaunched as New No Limit Records ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Profession: Basketball player, Record producer, Rapper, Investor, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Scary Movie 3, Gone in 60 Seconds, Hot Boyz, Dark Blue, Dancing with the Stars, + more
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    John Maynard Keynes
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    John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, CB, FBA, was a British economist whose ideas have fundamentally affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics and informed the economic policies of governments. He built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and he is ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1883-1946)
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician, Investor, Economist
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    George Steinbrenner
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    George Michael Steinbrenner III was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. During Steinbrenner's 37-year ownership from 1973 to his death in July 2010, the longest in club history, the Yankees earned seven World Series titles ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1930-2010)
    • Birthplace: Rocky River, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Theatrical producer, Investor, Entrepreneur
    • Credits: The Scout, The Bronx Is Burning, Billy Martin: The Man, the Myth, the Manager
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