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PROMINENT SUCCESSFUL INVESTORS

WARREN BUFFET

Warren Buffet (born August 30, 1930) is an American businessman and philanthropist, widely considered one of the world’s most successful investors of the 20th and 21st Century. He is one of the world's richest people, consistently ranking high on Forbes' list of billionaires. His net worth was listed at over US$100 billion as of September 29, 2021. 
Warren Buffet is the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway which is a multinational holding company and conglomerate. It was originally a textile manufacturer, but now owns or holds controlling interests in dozens of big companies. 
Some advice from Warren Buffet who has made a fortune on companies like Apple, American Express, General Motors, UPS, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, and Walmart, this is sage advice:
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
In other words, don’t focus on short-term swings in price, focus on the underlying value of your investment.
“Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.”

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EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON

Earvin “Magic” Johnson was a basketball player for the L.A. Lakers. He was part of the 1992 Dream Team that won the Olympic gold in the Barcelona Olympics.  In the 1990s after his retirement, he was able to successfully transition from sports to the Boardroom.  


When Magic is evaluating a business opportunity, he looks at the company’s track record, management team, and prospects for the next five years. He truly believes that hiring the right people who are self-starters and highly motivated are key ingredients to successful businesses and by extension investments. 


Magic’s philosophy is that true success comes with making others successful. He believes in having a positive impact on the communities in which he and his business (majority or minority) serves.


Magic is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate that provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities. 

Magic turned $40 M to $600M off-court by diversifying his investment portfolio as follow:

  • Various sporting Companies- basketball, soccer, etc-  sports was an area he had a significant personal interest in and he was knowledgeable and passionate about sport

  • 125 Starbuck stores- he put stores in urban areas and changed the menu to cater to their needs

  • Technology projects that can help enrich lives

  • 31 Burger Kings

  • Equitrust Insurance 

  • Real Estate in 13 different states -especially in urban communities as Magic believes that you can do good and you can do well at the same time.

  • Mitu: a Latin-fueled media brand

  • Uncharted Power: a renewable energy company

  • Walker and Company: a company making beauty products and services for people of color

  • The Marvel Experience and Walt Disney Imagineering

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SERENA WILLIAMS

Serena is a mother, a wife, one of the best tennis players in the world and an investor. She
transformed women’s tennis with her powerful play and has won more Grand Slam singles
titles (23) than any other woman or man during the “open era”. However, Serena’s tennis
career is just one slice of her profitable financial portfolio.

In April of 2019, Williams launched Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in
businesses founded by minorities and women. A large portion of her investments are in
ethnic minority and woman-owned companies and Serena Ventures has supported at least
34 companies.

Many of Williams’ investments are focused on food, fashion, health, and e-commerce. She
has also invested in the cryptocurrency marketplace and a plant-based foods producer.
These are all areas she has a keen interest in.

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