The finance sector is a very difficult industry for many to navigate through. This can be due to the complexity of the industry or the sheer amount of changes that continually take place within the industry. It takes time to learn the industry and patience for one to master their craft. Many of the industry’s most powerful figures have spent decades working on their strategies, encountering a variety of roadblocks along the way. Though this list doesn’t incorporate most of the important figures in finance, it does describe four of the most powerful figures in finance to date.
Warren Buffett is an extremely influential figure in finance. With a net worth of over $65 billion, Warren Buffett is primarily known for his patient investment strategy and ability to choose a variety of rapidly-growing investments. Warren Buffett is a strong advocate of value investing and holding securities for the long-term. His most profitable securities include companies like Coca-Cola and American Express. Buffett, who is now 85 years old, began investing in the stock market when he was only 11 years old.
Janet Yellen is currently the head of the Federal Reserve, the bank that controls the economy of the United States. In 2014, Janet Yellen made history when she became the first woman to hold the position as head of the Federal Reserve. Under her guidance, the Federal Reserve raised the federal interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade in order to slow down consumer spending.
Abigail Johnson is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fidelity Bank. As the successor to her father Edward “Ned” Johnson III, Abigail Johnson is now the leader of a mutual fund company that oversees over $5.2 trillion in assets. Abigail Johnson began working with Fidelity in 1988. Twenty-four years later, in 2012, Abigail Johnson became the president of the organization.
Carl Icahn is the founder of Icahn Enterprises. With a net worth of around $17.2 billion, Carl Icahn has degrees from both Princeton University and New York University. He recently served as an economic adviser for Donald Trump but resigned from the position in 2017.
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Yuri Vanetik is a Political Coalition Builder, Private Investor, Philanthropist, and Entrepreneur that has become known as an expert in business and policy. In addition to working as the leader of Vanetik International, LLC, a corporate management consulting firm, for nearly 25 years of experience, Vanetik has also worked on several political campaigns. In addition to his political work in California, he was also in the state finance leadership for Late Senator McCain’s Kitchen Presidential Campaign. Yuri Vanetik has been featured in a variety of notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business Journal, Bloomberg Law, and Forbes.