Did you know that the founder of gurufocus does not have a degree in finance?
"As the founder of GuruFocus.com, many people naturally assume that I
have a degree in finance, or some other closely related field. However, I
actually possess a Ph.D. in physics.
I worked as a research scientist at a giant telecommunications company,
publishing many scientific papers and hold 35 U.S. and international
But I Had One Problem: I had absolutely no knowledge whatsoever when
it came to investing. At the peak of the internet bubble, I was buying
shares in fiber optic companies which I thought had the brightest
future. My fiber optics stocks quickly doubled or tripled. Making money
with stocks was easy, I thought. Then the bubble burst...
It was then that I learned about Warren Buffett, Ben Graham, and Peter Lynch."
I wonder how successful Charlie is as an investor now? However I assume that gurufocus has turned into a successful business. [Hopefully for him, enough of these $249 memberships will add up. A bargain, still the same price since 2007.] So I suppose one must assume he's now a successful businessman.
He invests his own money in the Buffett-Munger model portfolio (don't know what percentage though) which apparently has been successful.
Don't notice many stocks that Buffett actually owns though. The only one of note is WMT. I also note that they have a 50% turnover rate, again quite un-Buffett-like.