First place in this ranking Sir John Templeton (1913 – 2008) – a great personality with remarkable success in the financial markets.
The first shot played John Templeton made in 1939 by investing in $ 100 each American company whose shares trade below $ 1. This particular approach brings return on its investment fund of over 400% in four years, turning it into a billionaire. Templeton reason to make this bet is expectation that it is in this period declines in the financial markets as a result of World War II will be largely compensated.
Perhaps his most successful deal comes 20 years later, in the face of Japanese investments in shares and other assets in 1960. This is the beginning of the exceptional growth in the Japanese economy, which lasted for 30 years. Allegedly Templeton has invested more than 60% of the funds at its disposal, namely idea with growth of the Japanese economy.
Besides these brilliant projections put Sir John Templeton at the beginning of his personal rating and the fact that it is among the most prominent philanthropists in the world. The largest cash prize for example is precisely the prize “Templeton”, which is awarded to an individual for outstanding achievements in the field of religion and science.