The Top 10 Investors

A look at the individuals who are changing the way money changes hands
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 18, 2007 5:16 PM CDT
John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, poses for photograph October 18, 2005, in his office on the mutal-fund giant's campus in Malvern, Pennsylvania. His fifth book, "The Battle for the Soul of C   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – Not only are these investors sitting on mountains of doubloons—a sure sign of financial savvy—but they have also changed the way people think about money and investing.

  1. John Bogle, founder, the Vanguard Group. Now president, Bogle Financial Markets Research Center.
  2. Warren Buffett, CEO and chairman, Berkshire Hathaway.
  3. David Shaw, chairman, president, and CEO, D.E. Shaw & Co. Also founder, adviser, and partner in firms including IDEXX Laboratories, Black Point Partners, Stanford Systems, and Attenuon.
  4. G. Kenneth Heebner, chairman, Capital Growth Management Limited.
  5. Bill Gross, chief investment officer, Pacific Investment Management Co., which he helped found in 1971.

  1. John Templeton, founder, Templeton Growth, which the Franklin Group bought in 1992. Chairman, John M. Templeton Foundation.
  2. Carl Icahn, chairman and president, Icahn & Co.
  3. David Swensen, chief investment officer, Yale University Endowment Fund.
  4. George Soros, chairman, Soros Fund Management; chairman, Open Society Institute; founder, Grove Capital.
  5. Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder, chairman, and CEO, the Blackstone Group.