Top 5 most famous traders of all time

Paul Tudor Jones is synonymous with Black Monday – the stock market crash of 1987. He shorted various stocks during this time and made around $100 million.

#05 Paul Tudor Jones

Jones was born in 1954 and he started his career in finance as a clerk on the trading floor. Five years after his famous trade, he was appointed as the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Simon Cawkwell, born in 1946, is a well-known and controversial bear. He famously outs and shorts companies when he believes their share prices will fall.

#04 Simon Cawkwell

Some of his most famous trades include shorting Northern Bank before it went into administration, and the £1 million he made by shorting shares in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

Jesse Livermore belongs among the greats in trading. Born in 1877, his life saw several great crashes, including the 1929 Wall Street Crash.

#03 Jesse Livermore

By that time, he had made around $100 million, the equivalent of billions today, having made and lost other fortunes along the way.

Born in 1930, George Soros is one of the most successful forex traders of all time.

#02 George Soros

His bet against the British pound in 1992 reportedly secured $1 billion in profit, earning him the nickname of ‘the man who broke the Bank of England’.

Peter Schiff, also dubbed ‘Dr Doom’, is an American trader and investor who became famous when he predicted the stock market crash of 2007 to 2010.

#01 Peter Schiff

Born in 1963, he is the son of a prominent tax protestor, who paved the way for Peter’s economic interest.

In 2006, Schiff warned of an economic collapse, urging people to take action based on his prediction.

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