Warren Stephens

About Warren Stephens

Birth Day: February 18, 1957
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Birth Sign: Pisces
Residence: Little Rock, Arkansas
Education: Trinity Presbyterian High School
Alma mater: Washington and Lee University Wake Forest University
Occupation: Chairman, president and CEO, Stephens Inc.
Spouse(s): Harriet Stephens
Children: 3
Parent(s): Jackson T. Stephens Mary Amerine Stephens

Warren Stephens Net Worth

Warren Stephens was bornon February 18, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. Stephens Inc., his Little Rock investment bank, was founded by his uncle Witt in 1933; his father Jackson joined in 1946. The outfit underwrote Wal-Mart's public offering in 1970. The brothers plowed their earnings into private equity, hewing to the investment criteria, "whim and caprice." Stephens grew up in the business, became CEO in 1986 and bought out his cousins in 2006. Stephens sold his newspaper holdings, including the Las Vegas Review Journal, for $400 million in 2015.
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💰 Net worth: $2.7 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $3 Billion
2010 $2.5 Billion
2011 $2.8 Billion
2012 $2.7 Billion
2013 $2.5 Billion
2014 $3 Billion
2015 $2.5 Billion
2016 $2.4 Billion
2017 $2.5 Billion
2018 $2.64 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1975

Warren began his education in Little Rock, and in 1975, graduated from Trinity Presbyterian High School in Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1979 with a BA in Economics, and received his MBA from Wake Forest University in 1981.

1986

Stephens began work as an associate in the corporate Finance department, concentrating on oil and gas. He became head of the department in 1983 and spent a lot of time on mergers and acquisitions. On February 18, 1986, Stephens was appointed President and CEO of Stephens Inc.

1990

In 1990, he was the senior advisor to Tyson Foods in their acquisition of Holly Farms in a nine-month takeover battle. He is only the third chairman, President and CEO in the firm’s more than 80 years of operations since 1933.

1996

A Republican, he supported Bob Dole in 1996, Steve Forbes in 1999, and has supported Mike Huckabee. Stephens was a bundler for Mitt Romney in 2012. He has been critical of Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. During the 2016 election, Stephens and his brother Jackson Stephens were major financial supporters of the Stop Trump movement.

2006

In 2006, Stephens acquired 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Stephens Inc from the other family members.

2008

Stephens believes that the turmoil in the financial markets beginning in 2008 created an opportunity for a firm like Stephens Inc. “Dad and Uncle Witt told me one of their corporate goals was to be in Business the next day. We are under no illusion that anyone would ride to our rescue so you cannot ever take a risk that could jeopardize the ability of the firm to survive,” Warren once told employees.

2019

Stephens joined his Father and uncle in the investment banking Business in Little Rock, which had 139 employees. At that time, the firm resembled and operated much like one of the old British merchant banks, investing the firm’s and family funds in various businesses and ventures, and it still operates the same way today. Stephens Inc is noted for handling the IPO of Wal-Mart Stores in 1970.