Benjamin Graham

About Benjamin Graham

Who is it?: Economist, Investor
Birth Day: May 09, 1894
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom, United States
Died On: September 21, 1976(1976-09-21) (aged 82)\nAix-en-Provence, France
Birth Sign: Gemini
Institution: Columbia University University of California, Los Angeles
Alma mater: Columbia University
Contributions: Security Analysis (1934) The Intelligent Investor (1949) Benjamin Graham formula

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Benjamin Graham was bornon May 09, 1894 in London, United Kingdom, United States, is Economist, Investor. Benjamin Graham, widely known as the ‘father of value investing’, was an American investor, economist and academic. Born in United Kingdom towards the end of the nineteenth century he moved with his parents to the USA at the age of one, losing his father at nine. Thereafter, he grew up under extreme poverty, which motivated him to earn enough money and make his family comfortable. Always a bright student, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and then took up a job at the Wall Street as a chalker. Quickly climbing the ladder and earning enough, he formed his own partnership firm at the age of 32 and started teaching at Columbia University at 34. Although he lost substantial chunk of his asset in the stock market crash of 1929 it failed to dampen his enthusiasm and learning from his mistake, he wrote two widely acclaimed books on investment. His concepts in managerial economics have led to development of value investing within different investment vehicles like mutual funds, hedge funds, diversified holding companies. He had many disciples, among whom Warren Buffet is most notable.
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💰 Net worth: $20 Million

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1934

Graham is considered the "father of value investing," and his two books, Security Analysis (1934) with David Dodd, and The Intelligent Investor (1949) defined his investment philosophy, and especially what it means to be a value investor. His ideals regarding investor psychology, minimal debt, buy-and-hold investing, fundamental analysis, concentrated diversification, buying within the margin of safety, Activist investing, and contrarian mindsets went on to be utilized by those influenced by him. Arguably, his most famous student was Warren Buffett, who as of January 2018, was the third wealthiest person in the world. According to Buffett, Graham used to say that he wished every day to do something foolish, something creative, and something generous. And Buffett noted, Graham excelled most at the last.

1976

On September 21, 1976, Graham died in Aix-en-Provence, France, at the age of 82.

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