Looking to trade stocks and wondering – ‘how far could this go?’. Well stop guessing, today I’ll be showing you the richest stock traders in the world of all time so that you can boost that motivation to succeed in trading.
For the purpose of this guide, we’ll be using the peak net worth in USD to rank the richest stock traders.
If you don’t want to read the full list, here’s a quick breakdown:
- George Soros ($8.3bn)
- Paul Tudor Jones II ($5.1bn)
- John Paulson ($4.2bn)
- Andreas Halvorsen ($3.7bn)
- Bill Ackman ($1.6bn)
Without further ado, let’s get into the full list of the richest stock traders of all time.
1. George Soros ($8.3bn)
George is a Hungarian-American stock trader who managed to amass a wealth of almost $10bn having donated a staggering $32 billion to the Open Society Foundations. He initially worked as a merchant banker and later focussed on arbitrage trading with European stocks. Let’s face it, the man was hungry to make money, and that’s why he succeeded.
2. Paul Tudor Jones II ($5.1bn)
Born in 1954 in Tennessee, Paul Jones is an American Stock Investor & Hedge Fund manager who grew his wealth to immense levels. He began working on the trading floors and then became a profitable broker later on, before founding his own stock company. His net worth is estimated to be $5.1bn USD by Forbes.
3. John Paulson ($4.2bn)
John Alfred Paulson is another American stock trader that made it big. His net worth today stands at around $4.2 billion dollars. John owns and operates an investment management firm in New York and is regarded as ‘a man who made one of the biggest fortunes in Wall Street history‘.
4. Andreas Halvorsen ($3.7bn)
Norwegian-born stock trader Andreas makes it onto the list of the richest stock traders in the world after developing an impressive portfolio of $3.7bn USD. Andreas grew up in 1960 and was an extremely active individual. He initially worked for Morgan Stanley, and later went on to found his own hedge fund: Viking Global Investors.
5. Bill Ackman ($1.6bn)
William Ackman is one of the richest stock traders in the world, having made fortunes trading stocks after graduating from Harvard Business School in 1992. William and his partner David P. Berkowitz founded a small investment fund investing in public companies. Later on, Bill founded his own hedge fund management company; Pershing Square Capital Management.
I hope you enjoyed reading our guide to the richest stock traders, it was fascinating to find out how much these investors have made in their lifetimes, and is certainly inspiring! Got any comments about this post? You may leave them in the comments section below.