The Stock market is one of the important ways for companies to raise their money by selling shares in public market. It is also a very good place to earn money for the expert investors. The strength of the country can easily be determined from its stock market. Here is a list of some most famous stock traders of all time.
Bernard Lawrence Madoff also known as Bernie was born on April 29, 1938. He was a famous American stock broker, stock investor, financier, and investment adviser. He was also the non-executive chairman of NASDAQ stock market after that he was involved in the largest financial fraud Ponzi Scheme, in U.S. history. He was imprisoned for 150 years due to many different fraud cases in 2009. Madoff started his career as a lifeguard and sprinkler installer and later on became one of the most famous stock broker. He founded a Wall Street firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in 1990, which was proved to be very successful. The firm was among the top market maker businesses in the world. His firm bypassed many specialist firms within a short period of time. Madoff employed his brother Peter, his sons Andrew and Mark, in the firm. Peter was arrested and jailed for 10 years due to the fraud case. Mark committed suicide two years after his fathers arrest in 2010 and Andrew died of lymphoma in 2014. Madoff is currently incarcerated in Federal Correctional Institution Butner Medium, North Carolina.
Christopher Paul Gardner (Born on 9 February, 1954) is an American author, stock trader, philanthropist and entrepreneur. Chris Gardner is currently the CEO of his own stock brokerage firm named Gardner Rich & Co, located in Chicago Illinois. He worked in many different fields in his early professional life before becoming a stockbroker. He remained in U.S. Navy for 4 years and then he assisted a senior doctor in his medical researches. Gardner marital life was not successful and he raised his only son Christopher Jarrett Gardner, as a single parent. Gardner was hand to mouth and spend part of his life in homelessness with his son. In 1987, Gardner founded Gardner Rich & Co. which made him one of the world’s most famous stock trader. He wrote a book on his life “The pursuit of happyness”, which was published in 2006. A Hollywood film is also based on the life and struggle of Chris Gardner.
Brian Manion Dennehy was born on 9 July, 1938 in Connecticut, United States. He is an American stockbroker, screenwriter and an actor. Dennehy worked as a stock trader in US stock market mid-1970. He is famous for his role as a Sheriff in First Blood that gained him too much fame. Brian Dennehy appeared in many Television dramas, films and theater plays. He has won two Tony awards, one Golden Globe, and nominated for several other awards. Brian is son of Edward Denney and Hannah and. He has 2 brothers named Edward and Michael . In 1959, Dennehy started working in U.S. Navy until 1963. He began his acting career in 1982 with his debut film named “First Blood”.
James Patrick Moran Jr. also known as Jim Moran, was born on 16 May, 1945 in Buffalo, New York. He was the U.S. representative of Virginias 8th districts including Arlington County, Alexandria, Falls Church and some portion of Fairfax County. He remained the member of Democratic Party from 1991 to 2015. His father name was James Patrick Moran Sr., who was a professional football player. In 1985, he became the Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia for 5 years. James has 4 children and married 3 times. He has a brief career as a stock market trader. In 2014, he announced his retirement from Congress. Currently, he is serving as a Senior Legislative Advisor in a law firm in Washington D.C.
Marian E. Krogius Walters (Born on 14 May, 1962) is an American politician and a stock trader. She is a U.S. representative of Californias 45th congressional district. She was also the member of California State Senate from 37th District and California State Assembly from the 73rd District. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences. Before opting the profession of politics, Mimi was a stock trader. She is married with 4 children.