Benjamin Graham

Investor, Academic

1894 – 1976

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Who was Benjamin Graham?

Benjamin Graham was a British-born American professional investor. Graham is considered the father of value investing, an investment approach he began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently refined with David Dodd through various editions of their famous book Security Analysis. Graham had many disciples in his lifetime, a number of whom went on to become successful investors themselves. Graham's most well-known disciples include Warren Buffett, William J. Ruane, Irving Kahn and Walter J. Schloss, among others. Buffett, who credits Graham as grounding him with a sound intellectual investment framework, described him as the second most influential person in his life after his own father. In fact, Graham had such an overwhelming influence on his students that two of them, Buffett and Kahn, named their sons Howard Graham Buffett and Thomas Graham Kahn after him.

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Born
May 8, 1894
London
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
Employment
  • Columbia University
Lived in
  • London
Died
Sep 21, 1976
Aix-en-Provence

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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