About Kenneth Fisher, Self-made Billionaire, Bestselling Author, Fisher Investments Executive Chairman

Kenneth Fisher is a self-made billionaire and ranks among America's wealthiest individuals.

His prestigious Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran from 1984 to 2017, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s 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 eleven 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 Beat the Crowd, published by Wiley in March 2015. 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 and Executive Chairman of Fisher Investments, an independent, fee-only investment adviser serving institutional and private clients globally.

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.

1 www.cxoadvisory.com/gurus. Based on a report completed in 2013 by CXO Advisory Group. The final report, titled “Guru Grades”, contains accuracy ratings for 68 forecasters collected over a period from 2005 to 2012 including market forecasts by Ken Fisher as published in Forbes. Ken Fisher's market forecasts in Forbes represent his personal forecasts of the overall market and are not an indication of the performance of Fisher Investments. Not all forecasts may be as accurate as those in the past. Investing in securities involves the risk of loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

2 Based on countries' official languages and GDP reported by the IMF, as of April 2013.

More about Ken Fisher:

  • Self-made billionaire currently ranked on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.
  • New York Times bestselling author of The Only Three Questions That Count.
  • The longest continuously running Forbes columnist in the magazine's history (1984 - 2017).
  • Founder and Executive Chairman of Fisher Investments, one of America's largest independent money managers.
  • Top market forecaster as assessed by independent third party, CXO Advisory Group.