The Top 5 Investors In The World

The Top 5 Investors In The World

The world is once again turning into a capitalistic one, thus increasing the need for investments more than ever. People are looking for investment gurus to learn from, hoping to replicate something similar.

These investors differ in their sectors. But, their results are all too similar – successful with their investment strategies.



5. Peter Lynch

If getting consistent returns is what you want, then you would want your money to be with Peter Lynch

While working at Fidelity Magellan, Lynch provided an average of 29% annual returns. During his 13 years tenure, he saw $20 million funds, which grew to over $14 billion. He used to work for 6 days per week, even 7 at times.

Lynch believes that individual investors have an advantage over professionals when it comes to researches. It’s because the professionals have to show consistent returns to its clients. So this doesn’t give them the required time to research their companies thoroughly. 

He has written some well-known investment books such as One Up On Wall Street and Beating the Street. I have read the former book, and would highly recommend you to do the same if you want to get his personal insights.

“Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it’s doing.”

Peter Lynch


4. Rakesh Jhunjunwala

Also known as the Warren Buffet of India, Rakesh Jhunjunwala is a titan investor from India.

Coming from a middle-class family, he was passionate about the stock market from his childhood. He used to learn about it with the senior people around him, mostly his father.

Rakesh has an uncanny ability to find multi-bagger stocks, which has contributed to his $3 Billion wealth. 

He profoundly believes in the saying that experience is the best teacher. He tries to learn from his mistakes as soon as possible. A few years back, Rakesh sold his CRISIL stocks for $3.5 million, which is currently valued at more than $91 million. Despite that, he didn’t regret his shortfall but rather learned to become a better investor.

Besides being a prominent investor, Rakesh is known for his humbleness and simplicity.

“Like wives, markets are always right. With wives, you can argue but with markets, you can’t.”

Rakesh Jhunjunwala


3. Ion Tiriac

Out of all the names present his, this has got to be the most extraordinary one.

At a young age, Ion Tiriac was a well-known hockey and tennis player from Romania. Following his retirement, he eyed into the business world.

He started his business career in Germany. Later, Tiriac came back to Romania, after the communism collapsed there. 

Tiriac made most of his investments in retail, banking, insurance, real estate. Most of them brought him a huge profit as he became the first Romanian to become a billionaire. 

His net worth is $2 billion, making him the richest Romanian as well as the 2nd richest athlete in the world.

There might be better investors than him, but rarely can anyone match Tiriac’s fairytale investment story.

“I am the best tennis player who cannot play tennis.”

Ion Tiriac


2. Guo Guangchang

Like Rakesh, the business magnate of China is also hailed as China’s Warren Buffet. 

Guo Guangchang is a prime example of the rag to riches story. During his university days, he had to sell bread door to door to pay for himself. Now, his net worth is 4.6$ billion.

He founded Fosun International, one of the largest Chinese private enterprises. His investments included insurance, finance, healthcare, steel, retail, and pharmaceuticals sector. He has further focused on foreign businesses, spending billions in Europe and the US.

Guo considers himself as a pupil of Buffet and compares Fosun with Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway of 30 years ago.

“Keeping the balance of fast-growing and smooth-growing is always important. It’s almost an art.”

Guo Guangchang


1. Warren Buffet

Who else at number 1, but our very own Oracle of Omaha. The 4th richest person in the world needs no introduction. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, is valued under $300,000 per share!

What were you doing when you were 11? Well, for a starter, Warren Buffet bought his first stock at that time. 

If the Richest Investor starts investing at such a young age, then perhaps You can also consider investing, can’t you?

He is a prominent student of Value Investing – buying stocks only which he thinks are undervalued. Moreover, he buys them only if he can understand the company and its internal workings in depth.

Buffet is also known for buying businesses that have struggled. He purchases enough shares to bring himself to the boards. From there, he restructures the company. 

He did the same back in the 1960s when Berkshire Hathaway was struggling. Ironically, Buffet considers investing in Berkshire one of his biggest mistakes.

When asked about school, Buffet inclined that it’s not for everybody. You will have to Learn about Investments and Money Yourself, rather than believing that the school will teach that to you.

At 89, he might not be with us for a long time, but his contributions to the investing world will live forever.  

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

Warren Buffet

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This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. mimispassion

    Nice. Don’t know all the other guys except Warren. But now I know some other investors aside Warren.

    1. Pro Investivity

      Thank you for your comment!
      I’m glad you could take away something out of this content.

  2. sophiesauman

    Very great Article!
    Keep the great work! OF Course love the last one!

  3. hsmcvean

    I love that you displayed world investors here – we are so used to seeing just American ones. 🙂

  4. Grant Smith

    I enjoyed the post and am definitely a big Buffet fan over here. One other individual that could arguably be more remarkable than even Buffet is John (Jack) C. Bogle, Vanguard’s founder and former CEO. Inventor of the traditional index fund, he has done more for the everyday investor than just about anyone else I can think of. Name one person who doesn’t recommend or at least acknowledge, the power of broad-based, low-cost index funds? They have put so many of us on the path to financial freedom and have helped us all earn our fair share of market returns. I would be interested to hear your thoughts here?

    1. Pro Investivity

      Yeah, John Bogle is also right at the very top. His contribution towards the index fund is unimaginable.
      I really wanted to keep him in this list, but he passed away last year. Since this last was made on the basis of the investors who were alive, I had to exclude investors like Bogle and Graham, unfortunately.

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