Famous American Investors

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 1 Warren Buffett

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Famous As: Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

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

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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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.

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 3 Tom Steyer

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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: June 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 4 Lori Greiner

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 5 Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
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Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: September 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: November 18, 1969

 6 Harry Hamlin

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 7 Daymond John

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Famous As: CEO of FUBU
Birthdate: February 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

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.

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 8 Steve Eisman

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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: July 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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.

 9 Chris Sacca

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Famous As: Venture Investor
Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 Carl C. Icahn

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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: February 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

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.

 11 Ray Dalio

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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: August 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 Marc Mezvinsky

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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: December 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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. 

 13 Steve Jobs

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Famous As: Co-founder of Apple
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 5, 2011
A college dropout, Steve Jobs, went on to be regarded as the Father of the Digital World. The founder/co-founder of Apple Inc, Pixar Animation Studios and NeXT Inc was a passionate visionary who was responsible for the development of iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPad and the iPhone which ushered in a new era in the computer, music and film industries.

 14 Bill Ackman

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Famous As: CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management
Birthdate: May 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

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.

 15 Neil Bush

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 16 Michael Burry

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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: June 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 17 Barron Hilton

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Famous As: Business Magnate
Birthdate: October 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 18 Wilbur Ross

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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: November 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 19 Charlie Munger

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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

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.

 20 Chad Hurley

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Media mogul Chad Hurley is a co-founder and former CEO of the video-sharing websites, YouTube and MixBit. Interested in computers and electronic media since high school, he co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005. The following year, the trio sold YouTube to Google Inc. Hurley is also a part-owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors.

 21 Marvin Bush

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: October 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 22 John W. Henry

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 23 Tim Ferriss

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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.

 24 Kenneth C. Griffin

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 25 Nelson Peltz

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Famous As: Businessman & Investor
Birthdate: June 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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.

 26 John Sculley

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 27 Michael Milken

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Famous As: Philanthropist & Financier
Birthdate: July 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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.

 28 Carter Page

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Famous As: Consultant
Birthdate: June 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 29 Ronald Perelman

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 30 Chamillionaire

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 31 Jerry Buss

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 18, 2013

 32 George Steinbrenner

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: July 13, 2010

 33 Marc Andreessen

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 34 Lorenzo Fertitta

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 35 T. Boone Pickens

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 11, 2019

 36 Gordon Getty

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 37 Kirk Kerkorian

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 15, 2015

 38 Chuck Traynor

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Famous As: Enterpriser
Birthdate: August 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: July 22, 2002

 39 Benjamin Graham

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Famous As: Economist, Investor
Birthdate: May 9, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: September 21, 1976

 40 David Rubenstein

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Famous As: Co-founder of The Carlyle Group,
Birthdate: August 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 41 Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab
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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: July 29, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 42 Thomas C. Durant

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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: February 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 5, 1885

 43 Krayzie Bone

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 44 S. Truett Cathy

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Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: March 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: September 8, 2014

 45 John Paulson

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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: December 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 46 Les Gold

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Famous As: Pawnbroker
Birthdate: June 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 47 Leon Black

Leon Black
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Famous As: Investment banker
Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 48 Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: January 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 49 Sam Altman

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 50 Avram Glazer

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: October 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American