Munger's value investment strategy is based on repeating what works, including analyzing few assets thoroughly and being patient when investing in them.
The investor has openly declared himself a participant in value investing, which he also calls the "magic formula" and whose methodology determines which stocks to buy.
He founded Tiger Management, one of the first hedge funds, with an initial capital of $8 million made up of investments from friends and family.
The billionaire predicted the 2008 real estate crisis, one of the biggest economic crises of this century and one that catapulted him as a financial visionary.
Ackman's fortune amounts to some 1.9 billion dollars and with more than 10 billion dollars in assets under management.
He adopted from Benjamin Graham, the concept of value investing, which he has used to achieve returns in excess of 20% annually. This method seeks stocks that are undervalued in the market.
The entrepreneur's investments are tied to new companies in disruptive sectors. Ark Invest is synonymous with innovation and high-risk investments. Among its biggest bets are Tesla, Teladoc, Shopify, Coinbase, Crispr, Square and Zoom.
The genius of mathematics applied to finance was born in the state of Massachusetts, in the town of Newton, in 1938. Twenty years later, in anticipation, he was graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and, three years later, he was receiving his doctorate.
Although a bit behind the scenes, Charlie Munger is not exactly an unknown, in fact, it is thanks to his advice and vision on "value investing", that Warren Buffett changed his methodology for selecting stocks, a method without which Berkshire Hathaway would hardly be what it is today.
In the early 40's, a young boy, son of a stockbroker in Omaha, Nebraska, barely 11 years old, after studying the daily stock quotes, bought his first shares at a price of $38 dollars per share.
The magic began on December 13, 1957, when Joel Greenblatt, who would later discover the "magic formula" to beat the market, was born into a Jewish family in Great Neck, New York.
George Soros is a name that undoubtedly resonates in every part of the world. His fame transcends from Southeast Asia to North America, and he is cited, both in financial literature as a great strategist, as well as in the more eccentric conspiracy theories.
The story of Bill Ackman is not the story of a man moving from middle class to bonanza, it is rather the story of the heir building his own legacy. William Albert Ackman was born on May 11, 1966, the son of a mortgage financier and a top New York executive.
Born on October 28, 1955 to a middle-class family, the son of a lawyer and a college teacher in Seattle, William (Bill) Henry Gates III spent his early years as an ordinary child in public school through at least the sixth grade.
The mythical figure of Carl Icahn has inspired at least two endearing characters in Hollywood movies; and his investment character has earned him fame as the most ruthless man on Wall Street.
In 1953, in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stanley Druckenmiller was born on June 14. Although his early years were spent in the bosom of an average American family in the Philadelphia suburbs, the separation of his parents would force him to move with his father to New Jersey and later to Virginia.
A family sabbatical year in New Zealand was what Julian Robertson needed to clear his head and decide to start what would become one of the first and most successful hedge funds in history.
In 1987, a young Harvard student with only two years of college and 19 years of age, founded his first hedge fund in his dorm room, with the money obtained from his grandmother, friends and acquaintances.
On November 26, 1955, Catherine Duddy Wood was born in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of Irish immigrants and a devout Catholic, she learned from her father, a radar system engineer, the importance of the use of technology and the impact it can have on society.
Born on June 19, 1971, in San Jose, California, victim of a cancer that caused him to lose an eye at the age of two, Michael Burry spent his childhood as a withdrawn child without many social skills.
If there is a man in this world who is not afraid of failure, it is Ray Dalio, investor, philanthropist, writer and manager of the world's largest hedge fund.