The Story of Jim Simons

The Story of Jim Simons

If you were asked to list the top 5 greatest investors ever, would you be able to mention Jim Simons? Forbes magazine puts Simons’ net worth at USD 21.6 billion and ranks him # 36 amongst the world’s richest. Bloomberg Markets has called Simons’ fund the “the world’s...
The Story of Jim Simons

The Story of Soichiro Honda

Soichiro Honda (1906 – 1991), the founder of the Honda Motor Company, often remembered three aspects of his childhood and how they contrasted with his life as a businessman: Soichiro Honda’s childhoodSituation later in lifeHis family was extremely poor, and five of...
The Story of Jim Simons

The Story of Masayoshi Son

For one and a half years after graduating from college in 1979, Masayoshi Son, the Japanese entrepreneur, did nothing but research and think about what business he wanted to start. He had no income, was recently married, and had a new baby. All his relatives were...
The Story of Jim Simons

The Story of Paul Volcker

Many years ago, by chance, I shook hands with the great Paul Volcker. I learned firsthand why he was also called “Tall Paul”. Volcker was 6 feet 7 inches tall and I had to look almost straight up, to see his wry smile as I shook his hand. In this era of...
The Story of Jim Simons

The Story of Sidney Weinberg

Do you sometimes think circumstances are very bad and your luck has run out? Here is an example of an extremely poor man who through his energy and hard work made a big success of himself in the world of investing and finance. Sidney Weinberg became Managing Partner...
The Story of Jim Simons

The Story of Charlie Munger

Warren Buffet is perhaps the most famous global investor. However, much of his success is also due to his long-time business partner Charlie Munger. Like Buffett, Munger inherited no wealth but built a fortune on the sheer power of his will and his business acumen....