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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.

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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)
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Investors
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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Investors
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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Richard Branson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Larry Ellison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Nelly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Mark Cuban is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Elon Musk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Harvey Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Master P is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Investors
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John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Investors
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George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Investors
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T.I. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Lakshmi Mittal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Al-Waleed bin Talal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Investors
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T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Investors
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Harold C Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Investors
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