Famous American Investors

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite American Investors

 1 
Warren Buffett
(Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway)

Warren Buffett
10
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

American investor, business tycoon and philanthropist Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful investors in the world by the media. The chairman and largest shareholder of the firm, Berkshire Hathaway, he is often called as the ‘Oracle’ or ‘Sage’ of Omaha. Notably, he has pledged to give away a sizable portion of his wealth to philanthropic causes.

 2 
Howard Hughes
(Entrepreneur, Investor)

Howard Hughes
4
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5, 1976

A multi-talented personality, Howard Hughes was one of the richest person of his time. A business tycoon, he made big investments in films and aviation industry. Passionate about flying, he set numerous flying records, and also risked his own life in process. Howard Hughes who inherited his family business and became millionaire at the age of 18, was later on troubled with mental illness and turned recluse.

 3 
Mark Cuban
(Owner of the 'Dallas Mavericks' Team of NBA )

Mark Cuban
4
Birthdate: July 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Entrepreneur, television personality and media proprietor Mark Cuban is a prolific inventor. He is a named inventor of 11 patent families. He displayed an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age and started many business ventures while still in college. A sports fan, he is the owner of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Dallas Mavericks.

Recommended Lists:

 4 
Alexis Ohanian
(Internet Entrepreneur)

Alexis Ohanian
6
Birthdate: April 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Internet entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is also known as the husband of legendary tennis player Serena Williams. Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 twice, he spoke strongly against the 2011 Stop Online Piracy Act, wrote a bestselling book, and is an advocate for the paternity leave policy.

 5 
Tom Steyer
(Banker)

Tom Steyer
4
Birthdate: June 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York

 6 
Lori Greiner
(Television personality)

Lori Greiner
4
Birthdate: December 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 7 

Harry Hamlin
4
Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
You May Like

 8 
Daymond John
(CEO of FUBU)

Daymond John
4
Birthdate: February 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Daymond John is an American investor, businessman, author, TV personality, and motivational speaker. He is credited with founding FUBU, a hip hop apparel company, for which he also serves as the president and CEO. He is also credited with founding a consulting and brand management firm called The Shark Group, where he serves as the CEO.

 9 
Chris Sacca
(Venture Investor)

Chris Sacca
4
Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Investor and lawyer Christopher Sacca owns the venture capital firm Lowercase Capital, which has invested in organizations such as Twitter, Instagram, and Uber. He has also worked with Google Inc. and appeared as a "Guest Shark" on the show Shark Tank. He has also signed The Giving Pledge.

 10 
Steve Eisman
(Investor)

Steve Eisman
4
Birthdate: July 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Steven Eisman is best known for betting against collateralized debt obligations at the Morgan Stanley unit FrontPoint Partners LLC. He thus gained from the collapse of the 2007–2008 American housing bubble. He has worked with Neuberger Berman, had founded the now-defunct Emrys Partners, and has campaigned against for-profit colleges.

 11 
Ray Dalio
(Investor)

Ray Dalio
4
Birthdate: August 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Business magnate Ray Dalio founded the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, which became the world’s largest by 2013. He has also written the bestselling book Principles: Life & Work. Named to Time 100, he has joined the Giving Pledge and often donates to various philanthropic causes, including education and healthcare.

 12 
Nelson Peltz
(Businessman & Investor)

Nelson Peltz
3
Birthdate: June 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York

A successful activist investor, Nelson Peltz is the co-founder of Trian Fund Management, an alternative investment company. He also serves as the non-executive chairman of Wendy's Company, and director of Legg Mason, P&G, Sysco and The Madison Square Garden Company. A college dropout, he initially ran his family business. Later, he acquired many companies and became a successful businessman.

 13 
Charlie Munger
(Investor)

Charlie Munger
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Charlie Munger is an American businessman, investor, architectural designer, and former real estate attorney. Over the years, he has played an important role as the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. A well-known philanthropist, Charlie Munger has donated millions of dollars to universities and schools.

 14 
George Soros
(Investor)

George Soros
6
Birthdate: August 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
A Hungarian-American financier, philanthropist, activist and author, George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations. Amongst the country’s most successful investors, he made a huge profit during the 1992 Black Wednesday crisis and became famous as the man who broke the Bank of England.

 15 
Bill Ackman
(CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management)

Bill Ackman
4
Birthdate: May 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bill Ackman is an American hedge fund manager and investor. He is credited with founding the popular hedge fund management company, Pershing Square Capital Management. Also a philanthropist, Ackman has donated millions of dollars to various charitable causes like the Center for Jewish History. In 2006, he founded the Pershing Square Foundation, which supports various sectors like education and healthcare.

 16 
Marc Mezvinsky
(Investor)

Marc Mezvinsky
4
Birthdate: December 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marc Mezvinsky is an investment banker who is married to Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. He owned a hedge fund and now works as the MD of TPG Capital. He is part of the boards of several philanthropic ventures. 

 17 
Jerry Buss
(Businessman)

Jerry Buss
3
Birthdate: January 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: February 18, 2013
Legendary LA Lakers co-owner Jerry Buss lived through a poverty-stricken childhood during the Great Depression. Growing up working odd jobs, he also once quit school to work for the railroads. He grew up to be a chemist and later also taught chemistry, before investing in real estate.

 18 
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
(Business person)

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
4
Birthdate: September 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 18, 1969

 19 
Arthur Blank
(Businessman)

Arthur Blank
4
Birthdate: September 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunnyside, New York, United States

 20 
Stan Kroenke
(Entrepreneur)

Stan Kroenke
4
Birthdate: July 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States

Stan Kroenke is an American businessman. Kroenke has been playing a key role in the sporting world as he owns Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the holding company of several sporting clubs, such as Arsenal Football Club, The Denver Nuggets, The Los Angeles Rams, The Colorado Avalanche, The Colorado Mammoth, and The Colorado Rapids.

 21 
Wilbur Ross
(Investor)

Wilbur Ross
3
Birthdate: November 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weehawken, New Jersey, United States

 22 
Scooter Braun
(Founder of The 'School Boy Records' and The Co-Founder of The 'Raymond-Braun Media Group')

Scooter Braun
4
Birthdate: June 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Scooter Braun is an American investor, record executive, and media proprietor. Credited with co-founding TQ Ventures and Mythos Studios, Braun was named on Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013. Also a well-known philanthropist, Scooter Braun works closely with charity organizations, such as the Braun Family Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 23 
Cathie Wood
(Investor, Ceo)

Cathie Wood
1
Birthdate: November 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 24 
Tim Ferriss
(Entrepreneur)

Tim Ferriss
3
Birthdate: July 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Hampton, New York, United States

Tim Ferriss is an American podcaster, investor, author, and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding BodyQUICK, a nutritional supplements business, which is now known as BrainQUICKEN. Over the years, Ferriss has been an advisor and angel investor to several startups, such as StumbleUpon, Daily Burn, Shopify, and Evernote. Tim Ferriss has also donated money and raised funds for psychedelic research.

 25 
Shahid Khan
(Business person)

Shahid Khan
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan

 26 
Carl C. Icahn
(Investor)

Carl C. Icahn
4
Birthdate: February 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

Carl C. Icahn is an American businessman. He is credited with founding a diversified conglomerate holding company called Icahn Enterprises, which is based in New York City. He also serves as the chairman of the popular auto parts manufacturer and developer, Federal-Mogul. Also known for his charity work, Icahn joined the Giving Pledge list in 2010.

 27 
Steven A. Cohen
(Hedge fund manager)

Steven A. Cohen
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, United States
Businessman Steven A. Cohen is best known as a hedge fund manager who also owns a majority stake in the MLB team New York Mets. He founded Point72 Asset Management and the now-defunct S.A.C. Capital Advisors. Named to Time 100 in 2007, he also owns a rich art collection. 

 28 
Marissa Mayer
(Co-Founder of 'Sunshine', Formerly Served as The President and CEO of 'Yahoo!')

Marissa Mayer
4
Birthdate: May 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA

 29 

Chamillionaire
3
Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 30 
George Steinbrenner
(Businessperson)

George Steinbrenner
3
Birthdate: July 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rocky River
Died: July 13, 2010

 31 
John W. Henry
(Businessman)

John W. Henry
3
Birthdate: September 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States

 32 
Paul Pelosi
(Businessperson)

Paul Pelosi
4
Birthdate: April 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, Californammia, United States

Paul Pelosi is an American businessman. Pelosi owns and operates a venture capital investment and real estate firm called Financial Leasing Services, Inc., through which he has amassed a fortune of $114 million. He also sits on many corporate and philanthropic boards. He is married to Nancy Pelosi, the current U.S. House speaker.

 33 
Seth Bullock
(Politician)

Seth Bullock
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1849
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amherstburg, Canada
Died: September 23, 1919

Canadian-American frontiersman, hardware store owner, sheriff, U.S. Marshal, horse breeder and hotel owner Seth Bullock is best known for building the Bullock Hotel, the oldest hotel in Deadwood. Bullock was appointed the first sheriff of the then lawless Dakota where he eventually emerged as a prominent figure civilizing the rowdy camp without killing anyone.

 34 
Neil Bush
(Businessman)

Neil Bush
4
Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

 35 

Cameron Winklevoss
3
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States

Apart from being a former Olympic rower, Cameron Winklevoss is also a successful entrepreneur and, along with his twin brother, Tyler Winklevoss, has established the cryptocurrency exchange Gemini. The twins once accused Mark Zuckerberg, their fellow Harvard alum, of stealing their idea of ConnectU, a social networking platform.

 36 
Marvin Bush
(Businessman)

Marvin Bush
3
Birthdate: October 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

 37 
Kenneth C. Griffin
(Entrepreneur)

Kenneth C. Griffin
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.

 38 
Lorenzo Fertitta
(Entrepreneur)

Lorenzo Fertitta
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

 39 
Gérard Louis-Dreyfus
(Chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services)

Gérard Louis-Dreyfus
1
Birthdate: June 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 16, 2016

 40 
John Sculley
(Businessman)

John Sculley
3
Birthdate: April 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.

 41 
Michael Burry
(Physician)

Michael Burry
2
Birthdate: June 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Jose, California, U.S.

Michael Burry had discovered his love for finance and investments while studying medicine. He eventually ditched his medical career to step into hedge-fund management. His story inspired Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short and the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. He has an artificial eye since age 2.

 42 
Haim Saban
(Business Person)

Haim Saban
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Haim Saban is an Israeli-American investor, media proprietor, and film producer. He is credited with founding Saban Entertainment which produces children's television programs like Power Rangers. For his achievements in the TV industry, Saban was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also a philanthropist, Haim Saban donated $14 million for the completion of a children's hospital.

 43 
Gordon Getty
(Businessperson)

Gordon Getty
3
Birthdate: December 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S

 44 
Tyler Winklevoss
(Rower, Entrepreneur)

Tyler Winklevoss
3
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States

Tyler Winklevoss is an American Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange and Winklevoss Capital Management. He is also credited with co-founding ConnectU, which he claimed inspired Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook. Also a rower, Tyler and his identical twin brother, Cameron, competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where they finished sixth. 

 45 
David Tepper
(Investor)

David Tepper
3
Birthdate: September 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 46 
T. Boone Pickens
(Entrepreneur)

T. Boone Pickens
3
Birthdate: May 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Holdenville, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: September 11, 2019

 47 
Rupert Murdoch
(Media Tycoon)

Rupert Murdoch
0
Birthdate: March 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Rupert Murdoch’s company News Corp owns hundreds of publishing outlets and TV channels around the world, including The Sun, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and Fox News. His media houses have been accused of hacking the phones of celebrities and public citizens. He has also had to face allegations of bribery and corruption in the UK and the US.

 48 
Michael Milken
(Financier)

Michael Milken
3
Birthdate: July 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Financier Michael Milken is known for his work on junk bonds or high-yield bonds. He was convicted for felony and sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a securities fraud. His sentence was later commuted for his co-operation. Following his release, he became a medical philanthropist.

 49 
Marc Andreessen
(Entrepreneur)

Marc Andreessen
3
Birthdate: July 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States

Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, software engineer, and investor. He is credited with co-founding the independent computer services company Netscape as well as the private venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Marc Andreessen is also credited with co-authoring one of the first web browsers, NCSA Mosaic. In 1994, he was inducted into the World Wide Web Hall of Fame.

 50 
Benjamin Graham
(Economist, Investor)

Benjamin Graham
3
Birthdate: May 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 21, 1976