The Motley Fool by David Gardner and Tom Gardner
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David Gardner and Tom Gardner
The Motley Fool’s purpose is to make the world smarter, happier and richer. While other companies may make you smarter, happier or richer, we aim to do all three by providing outstanding business and investing advice — with a decidedly Foolish bent.
Brothers Tom and David Gardner founded The Motley Fool in 1993 as a print newsletter for family and friends covering literature, investing and more.
Propelled by the wave of the dot-com boom and the rise of online investing in the '90s, the two English majors in jester caps (with no formal training in finance) quickly found themselves leading the largest community of individual investors online at Fool.com.
The Motley Fool has since become a global financial-services company that reaches millions of people each month online and through our nationally syndicated newspaper column and radio show, podcasts, bestselling books, subscription investing services and more.
Today, Tom serves as CEO of The Motley Fool and David is the Chief Rule Breaker. Both continue to dedicate much of their time to sharing their investing ideas and stock picks with our readers helping them build long-term wealth.
Meet the Cast of The Motley Fool
Our name is in homage to the one character in Shakespearean literature — the court jester — who could speak the truth to the king and queen without having his head lopped off. The Fools of yore entertained the court with humor that instructed as it amused. More importantly, the Fool was never afraid to question conventional wisdom.