Ken Fisher

Ken Fisher

Formal First Name
Kenneth (Ken)
Nick Name
11/29/1950 - present

Kenneth Fisher is a self-made billionaire who founded his firm, Fisher Investments, in 1979 with $250. Fisher is also a notable long-time financial columnist for Forbes magazine and an author with several books on investing, including a number of New York Times bestsellers. Fisher is one of the wealthiest people in the United States.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Ken is a regular contributor to several publications, including USA Today, the UK's Financial Times , Germany's Focus Money, Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore, Denmark's Børsen, Sweden's Dagens Industri, Switzerland's Handelszeitun and the Netherlands' Telegraaf.

  • His early 1970s theoretical work pioneered a tool known as the Price-to-Sales Ratio, now a core part of financial curriculum. A prize-winning researcher, his credits span a multitude of professional and scholarly journals as well as his firm's output--in both traditional and behavioral finance.

  • His prestigious ForbesPortfolio Strategy” column ran from 1984 through 2016, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s history.