Investors

When we talk of world famous investors, probably the first name that comes to our minds is that of Warren Buffet, and for good reasons. One of the richest men in the world, he is credited to have built his massive fortune on the basis of solid investment strategies. Referred to as the 'Oracle of Omaha,' Buffet is undeniably one of the greatest investors of all time. Great investors like Buffet are assets to the financial world as they not only build fortunes for themselves but also contribute to the world economy through their financial strategies. Peter Lynch is another famous investor and mutual funds manager who has been consistently described as a "legend" by the financial media. American-born British investor John Templeton is also counted amongst the greatest investors of the 20th century; the ‘Money’ magazine named him "arguably the greatest global stock picker of the century" in 1999. Though the international financial arena is predominantly a male-centric one, ambitious women like Abigail Johnson have created a reputation for themselves for being astute investors. With a net worth of approximately $14 billion, she is one of the world's wealthiest women.This section provides you information about the life and works of famous investors from all over the world.
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 1 Warren Buffett

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Famous As: Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist
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

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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
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 Alexis Ohanian

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Famous As: Internet Entrepreneur
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.
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 4 Kevin O’Leary

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Canadian business magnate Kevin O'Leary founded SoftKey, which was later acquired by Mattel and renamed The Learning Company. He also appeared on Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den, and The Lang and O'Leary Exchange. He was in the run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada but dropped out later.
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 5 Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: June 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York

 6 Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch
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Famous As: Media Tycoon
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.

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 7 Lori Greiner

Lori Greiner
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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 8 Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec
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Famous As: Businessmen
Birthdate: September 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Varaždin, Croatia
Investor Robert Herjavec founded the internet security software BRAK Systems, which he later sold to AT&T. He also established the Herjavec Group and turned it into one of Canada’s biggest IT security firms. He has also appeared in Dragons' Den and Shark Tank, and has authored several business books.
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 9 Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States

 10 Daymond John

Daymond John
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Famous As: CEO of FUBU
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.

 11 Stan Kroenke

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
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.

 12 Chris Sacca

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Famous As: Venture Investor
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.

 13 Steve Eisman

Steve Eisman
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Famous As: Investor
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.

 14 Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio
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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: August 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, Queens, New York
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.
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 15 Marcus Lemonis

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beirut
Businessman Marcus Lemonis was born in Beirut, amidst a civil war, and was adopted by an American couple. He is now the CEO and chairman of enterprises such as Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. He also gained fame for his appearance on the CNBC reality show The Profit.

 16 Toto Wolff

Toto Wolff
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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: January 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna
Former racing driver Toto Wolff is the CEO and 30% stakeholder of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One Team. He has been part of the Austrian and German Formula Ford championships. He later established the investment firms Marchfifteen and Marchsixteen. He supports underprivileged children through the Mary Bendet Foundation.
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 17 Marc Mezvinsky

Marc Mezvinsky
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Famous As: Investor
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. 

 18 Bill Ackman

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Famous As: CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management
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.

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 19 Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger
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Famous As: Investor
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.

 20 George Soros

George Soros
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Famous As: Investor, Philanthropist
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.

 21 Chad Hurley

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania

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.

 22 Shahid Khan

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Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan

 23 Steven A. Cohen

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Famous As: Hedge fund manager
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. 

 24 Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

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

 25 Arthur Blank

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

 26 LeBron James

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Famous As: NBA Star
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States

A basketball prodigy, Lebron James began playing since his school days and was later selected by Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft. His career progressed at a rapid rate and he is considered to be one of the greatest players in NBA history. During his stint with Miami Heat, he helped them win two NBA Championships. Currently, he plays for Los Angeles Lakers 

 27 Arpad Busson

Arpad Busson
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Famous As: Financier, Philanthropist
Birthdate: January 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Arpad Busson is a French financier. He is credited with founding the EIM Group, for which he also serves as the chairman. Also known for his philanthropic efforts around the world, Arpad Busson is an ardent supporter of venture philanthropy, which encourages people to operate charity organizations like any other business ventures to maximize the effectiveness of charitable pursuits.

 28 Wilbur Ross

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

 29 Nelson Peltz

Nelson Peltz
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Famous As: Businessman & Investor
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.

 30 Tim Ferriss

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
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.

 31 Scooter Braun

Scooter Braun
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Famous As: Media proprietor, Record executive
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.

 32 James Packer

James Packer
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Australian business magnate James Packer, son of media mogul Kerry Packer, inherited Consolidated Press Holdings Limited. He has led Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, Consolidated Media Holdings, and Crown Resorts, as an executive chairman. In 2017, Forbes named him the ninth-richest Australian. He also owns two philanthropic foundations.

 33 Carl C. Icahn

Carl C. Icahn
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Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: February 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York

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.

 34 Chamillionaire

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

 35 Jerry Buss

Jerry Buss
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Famous As: Businessman
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.

 36 George Steinbrenner

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

 37 Neil Bush

Neil Bush
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

 38 Carter Page

Carter Page
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Famous As: Consultant
Birthdate: June 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

 39 John W. Henry

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

 40 Seth Bullock

Seth Bullock
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Famous As: Politician
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.

 41 Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes
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Famous As: Investors
Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada

 42 Michael Burry

Michael Burry
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Famous As: Physician
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.

 43 Marvin Bush

Marvin Bush
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: October 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

 44 Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
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.

 45 Lorenzo Fertitta

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

 46 Kenneth C. Griffin

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

 47 Kirk Kerkorian

Kirk Kerkorian
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: June 15, 2015

 48 Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
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Famous As: Investor, Trader
Birthdate: July 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbai

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is an Indian investor and businessman. One of the richest businessmen in India, Jhunjhunwala is referred to as the King of Bull Market and the Warren Buffett of India. He is serving as the chairman of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd and Aptech Limited. He is also a member of the board of directors of several companies.

 49 Duncan Bannatyne

Duncan Bannatyne
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clydebank, Scotland

 50 Dietrich Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Austria
Self-made business magnate and Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz took 10 years to complete his marketing degree. He was also one of the pioneers of content marketing, and rather than depending on paid ad agencies, marketed his brand through numerous media tools, such as the Red Bulletin magazine.
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