Kenneth Fisher is a self-made billionaire and ranks among America's wealthiest individuals.
He is perhaps best known for his Forbes "Portfolio Strategy" column, where an over 30 year tenure of high profile market calls makes him the third longest-running columnist in the magazine's 90+ year history. From 2005-2012, his Forbes market forecasts were among the most accurate as measured by third-party CXO Advisory Group1, the research firm whose "Guru Grades" rated the accuracy of publicly available expert forecasts on the stock market.
Ken has written ten books, including four New York Times bestsellers: 2010's Debunkery: Learn It, Do It, and Profit from It, 2006's The Only Three Questions That Count (revised in 2012), 2008's The Ten Roads to Riches, and 2009's How to Smell a Rat. His most recent book is The Little Book of Market Myths, published by Wiley in January 2013. In 1984, his Super Stocks was that year's bestselling stock market book. Others include 1987's The Wall Street Waltz and 1993's 100 Minds That Make the Market, both re-released by John Wiley & Sons in 2007. In addition to English, Ken's books have been translated into Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Thai, reaching over 3/4 of global GDP.2
Ken Fisher has been published, interviewed and/or been written about in numerous major American, British, and German finance and business periodicals. He also contributes monthly to the UK's Interactive Investor website and weekly to Germany's Focus Money magazine. His early 1970's theoretical work pioneered a tool known as the Price-to-Sales ratio, now a core part of financial curriculum. A prize-winning researcher, Ken's credits span a multitude of professional and scholarly journals-in both traditional and behavioral finance. In 2010, Ken was named one of the industry's 30 most influential people over the previous 30 years on Investment Advisor magazine's prestigious IA-30-30 list.
Ken Fisher is also the founder, chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments, a money management firm serving large corporate and public pension plans, as well as endowments, foundations, and affluent individuals across the US, UK and Canada. Fisher Investments is also a joint venture partner of Grüner Fisher Investments GmbH, which serves investors in Germany.
Ken Fisher’s hobbies include studying the history of Kings Mountain, California, 19th century redwood lumbering and anything about redwoods. He and his wife Sherrilyn have three adult sons.