If you want to learn how to be a successful investor the best thing you can do is emulate the actions of those who have already found the level of success you want to reach. Here are a few of the top investors of 2012 that you can learn from in 2013.
Kenneth Fisher is a professional investor and writer. His books on investing have consistently made best seller lists and he’s been a columnist for Forbes for years. He is the founder and CEO of the incredibly successful Fisher Investments and has a unique understanding of consumer behavior when it comes to economics and the stock market.
One of best things to learn from him is a dogged pursuit of knowledge on the topics that interest you. As a prolific writer and interview subject, there is a vast amount of information about author Kenneth Fisher if you would like to know more about him.
David Lee was ranked #1 on the Angel 5 Top 5 List of E-Comerce Investors. He invests hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in startups and other funds. He’s worth noting not just because he invests so much money every year but because he knows how to vary a portfolio. He also helped found the New Business Development Team at Google and is a major investor in Twitter, Foursquare, Dropbox,etc. He’s also worth studying because he has a “nose” for startup companies—knowing how to figure out which companies have lasting power and are worth taking a risk on.
Jim Breyer is at the top of the Forbes Midas list of tech investors in 2012. He’s also listed on Forbes’ list of the 400 richest Americans. He is the head of Accel, the second largest investor in Facebook. He, as an individual, owns 1% of the company and serves on its Board of Directors. He is also a major investor in the production company that produced “The Dark Knight”, one of the top grossing films of 2012. He focuses on media—web and traditional and how the two come together and that is where the bulk of his investment money goes. He’s also got his fingers in the pies of Wal-Mart and News Corp. That’s a well rounded investor if there ever was one!
These are, arguably, the three most successful investors of 2012. What lessons can you learn from them for your own portfolio and future investment success?