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10 super investors - these people are the most successful at investing

Retail investors can learn a lot from the world's most successful investors. Even if you don't always have a look at the cards. At least with such large amounts in the millions, the changes in the depot must be made public. At the end of each quarter, the top 10 super investors also announce their purchases and sales.

This information will then later be made public. However, the purchases made only have to be declared in the USA. The depot is only announced 4 times a year.

Therefore, private investors should rather listen to the basic tips of the top 10 super investors and not blindly try to copy the portfolio after the purchases and sales have been published. Lessons can be learned from their careers alone. In this respect, it is worth taking a look at the top super investors 2018, sorted by estimated total assets.

10th place: Suleiman Kerimov - $ 7.4 billion

The Russian oligarch and MP shows that every normal mortal can also manage to play in this league. Suleiman Kerimov used to work as an accountant in a power plant and earns just $ 250 a month. After jumping into the banking industry, he experiences how quickly he can increase his investment. Today the Russian is multibillionaire and earns his tiny monthly salary in one minute.

9th place: Edward Johnson III. - $ 8.3 billion

The American Edward Johnson III. is responsible for the company Fidelity Investments together with his daughter. It was founded by his father. Edward Johnson III. but received little for free. He started his career in the company as a regular employee, namely as a research analyst. Over time, he went through all positions on the way to becoming president of the company. Without him there would probably not be discount brokers these days. He makes this branch accessible to small investors. Today in Fidelity Investments one of the largest discount brokers in the world.

8th place: August von Finck - $ 9.4 billion

Few investors use such good opportunities to further expand their own empire. August von Finck from Germany had a very cheap entry. His grandfather founded Allianz and Bank Merck, Finck & Co. This business apparently became uninteresting for August von Finck in the long run. In 1990 he sold the two companies to Barclays Bank. With the capital from the sale, he now invests in real estate and in the industrial sector.

7th place: Mikhail Prokhorov - $ 9.6 billion

At 49 years of age, the Russian commodities specialist is one of the youngest billionaires among the top 10 super-investors. Prokhorov is the chairman of the largest producers of nickel and palladium in Russia and also of a company that was the largest gold producer in the country (OJSC Polyus Gold). As a sports fan, he calls the Brooklyn Nets basketball team his own. Today, in addition to his investments, he is also interested in politics. A bachelor, avid martial artist, he has invested US $ 200 million to create the first Russian hybrid car, the Yo-Mobil.

6th place: Ronald Perelman - $ 10 billion

A native of North Carolina, Perelman built his fortune steadily. When he was still a schoolboy, he and his father bought the Esslingen brewery for US $ 800,000. They sold these 3 years later for a profit of US $ 1 million. He is known for his talent to take over ailing companies and later sell them for a profit. He learned this skill from his father when he was allowed to attend his board meeting. Today Perelman is involved in several supermarkets, as well as camping equipment and comic books. He has stakes in cosmetics giant Revlon and AM General, among others.

5th place: Phillip Anschutz - $ 13.2 billion

Phillip Anschutz lives an American storybook story of entrepreneurial success. His first step was to leave his father's oil company to develop his own wells in Wyoming. He made so much money that enabled him to pursue a career as an investor. He seized this opportunity by the fore.

At first it was mainly stocks in which he invested his capital. But real estate and the railway industry are also included. As a sporting hobby, he supported Major League Soccer in the USA and owns several teams there. His leisure investments also include basketball (LA Lakers) and ice hockey (LA Kings, Masters 2012 and 2014). Phillip Anschutz keeps out of the public eye. He gave his last interview in 1974.

4th place: Carl Icahn - $ 17.1 billion

The 78-year-old major investor from Queens, New York owns Ichan Enterprises and has interests in many industries across the stock market. In particular, he has a say in the game industry, packaging sector, rail vehicles, metals, real estate and clothing. His own company is valued at $ 20 billion and employs more than 60,000 people. Recently, Icahn was particularly vehement when it came to funding Apple.

3rd place: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud - $ 17.4 billion

The prince from Saudi Arabia began his career as an investor in the 1990s. At that time he bought large shares in Citicorp. These stocks alone are now valued at around $ 1 billion. In 1997 he held 5% of the News Corporation. 3 years later he doubled this percentage. Today he owns stocks in AOL, Fox News, Motorola, MCI Inc and Apple, among others.

2nd place: Jorge Paulo Lemann - $ 28.7 billion

Jorge Paulo Lemann is a Brazilian-Swiss investor and banker. Lemann's parents come from Switzerland, his father Paul Lemann was a cheese merchant in Langnau in the Emmental, immigrated to Bahia in the 1920s, worked in banking and became prosperous by growing cocoa. However, Lemann decided to study economics at Harvard University, where he made a corresponding bachelor's degree in 1961. From 1962 to 1963 he then worked as an intern for Credit Suisse, a major Swiss bank in Geneva. In 1971 he founded the former Banco Garantia with three other investors.

# 1: Warren Buffett - $ 88.8 billion

Unsurprisingly, the best-known and most successful speculator ended up at number 1 on the list with the top 10 super investors. Buffett is a business tycoon and investor through and through. He is one of the 10 richest people in the world. In contrast to the other 9 super-rich, he has no oil wells, no retail empire or special computer skills. Buffett just holds a huge amount of stocks. As the third richest man in the world, he built his capital with companies that he thought were worth more than their market value stated. Like Bill Gates, Buffett has announced that 99% of his fortune will be donated. This is supposed to happen in the 10 years after his death. Buffett still lives in the house he bought for US $ 31,500 in 1958.

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