Ken Fisher founded Fisher Investments in 1979, which is now a $197-plus billion1 investment adviser and money management firm serving large institutions, high net worth individuals and small business retirement plans globally. By most standards, it is the world’s largest pure ‘40 Act Investment Adviser. He was CEO for 37 years and now serves as Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer.
Ken’s prestigious Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran monthly for 32 1/2 years until 12/31/2016, making Ken the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s history.
He writes monthly, native language columns in major media organs around the world, including the New York Post in the United States; Canada’s most read newspaper, The Globe and Mail; Germany’s Focus Money; Denmark’s leading business newspaper, Børsen; the Netherlands’ largest newspaper, De Telegraaf; Switzerland’s leading business paper, Handelszeitung; Spain’s largest business website and newspaper, elEconomista; Italy’s third largest newspaper and number one business paper, Il Sole 24 Ore; France’s L’Opinion; Belgium’s La Libre; Austria’s Trend; Caixin—often called the “Bloomberg of China”; the Hong Kong Economic Journal; Taiwan’s Business Weekly; South Korea’s largest business paper, Chosun Mint; Japan’s Diamond Weekly; Singapore’s The Business Times; the United Arab Emirates’ The National; and Australia’s most read newspaper, The Australian. He is also active on social media.
Ken has written 11 books, including 4 New York Times bestsellers. His 1970s’ theoretical work pioneered an investment analysis tool called the Price-to-Sales Ratio, now part of financial core curriculum. His credits span a multitude of professional and scholarly journals. He is a recipient of the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for outstanding research in the Journal of Portfolio Management.
Ken is ranked #150 on the 2022 Forbes 400 list of Richest Americans and #509 on the 2022 list of Global Billionaires. He and his wife, Sherrilyn, have three adult sons and live near Dallas, TX.
1As of 3/31/2022. Includes Fisher Investments and its subsidiaries.