|Net Worth:||$80 Million|
|Born:||May 8, 1929|
|Source of Wealth:||Investor, Business Magnate|
|Known For:||Founding the Vanguard Group|
John C. (Jack) Bogle is the founder and retired chief executive of the Vanguard Group. He created the world’s first retail index mutual fund. Bogle also wrote several classic finance books including The Little Book of Common Sense Investing and Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life.
John Bogle has many followers and admires at personal finance and investing website Bogleheads.org. Followers of John Bogle’s investment philosophy admire him not just for his eloquence in tirelessly speaking and writing about the importance of fees and advantages of indexing, but in his conscious decision in the creation of The Vanguard Group not to enrich himself at the expense of consumers.
John (Jack) Bogle was born on May 8, 1929 in Verona, New Jersey. During the Great Depression, his family had to sell their home when they lost the inheritance. Bogle attended Manasquan high school on the New Jersey shore and transferred to the prestigious Blair Academy on work scholarships.
In 1947, Bogle graduated from Blair Academy cum laude and got accepted to Princeton University where he decided to study economics and investment. During his university years, Bogle was determined to examine the subject of mutual fund industry that had not been analyzed before. Bogle spent his junior and senior year working on his thesis “The Economic Role of the Investment Company”. Bogle graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude in Economics in 1951. [Read more…]