4 Value Investors You Can Learn From Today

It’s no secret that we consider ourselves value investors on this blog. Therefore, we try to write this blog to help educate other people on how great value investing can be in the simplest terms possible. Despite our goals, we are nowhere near the most famous or most successful value investors. Thankfully, there are some extremely successful value investors who you can also learn from!

4. Seth Klarman

Seth Klarman the value investor

Seth Klarman’s net worth is currently an estimated $1.38 billion. Yes, with a ‘b’. Getting your net worth to $1.38 billion is a tremendous feat. Some say investing is all luck. I have to say, that would be an amazing amount of luck.

Klarman’s most well known work is his book Margin of Safety. I will disclose that I haven’t read this book yet (it is on my list though). However, it has been recommended to me so many times that it’s almost a crime I haven’t checked it out.

Seth Klarman is well regarded as an exceptional value investor. He founded the Baupost Group, which handled $22 Billion in 2010. Clearly, this is a value investor you should be keeping an eye on.

3.Mohnish Pabrai

Mohnish Pabrai the value investor

Because I listen to the Investor’s Podcast, I hear a lot about Mohnish Pabrai. Some people call him the ‘Warren Buffett of India.’ While that is high praise, it is clear that Pabrai has made a name for himself on the international investing scene.

Mohnish Pabrai’s net worth was $60 million as of 2013, which does not seem high compared to others in this list. However, he has been known to say that his net worth increased by an annual average of 16% from 1995-2012. In addition, the Pabrai Investment Fund has outperformed the S&P 500 by 1103% from 2000-2013.

Pabrai has has written two excellent books about value investing. The first is called The Dhandho Investor: The Low – Risk Value Method to High Returns and the second is called Mosaic.

2. Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing

The father of value investing. Ben Graham’s teachings are the place where every value investor should start. His books, Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor are landmark pieces. Additionally, he preaches the benefits of fundamental analysis, which is the primary way we study stocks. I always point to the Intelligent Investor when people ask me what book to start with.

For those of you that don’t know, Ben Graham was a professor at Columbia University when Warren Buffett was a student. Essentially, he helped instill the basic premise of investing that Warren Buffett abides by.

1. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett the value investor

You knew who was going to be here. We’ve said enough about Warren Buffett on this website. If you don’t know who he is, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway has a current market cap of approximately $354 billion. Yes, you read that right.

There are several Buffett-based resources you can learn from. First, there are his letters to shareholders, which provide a lot of insight into his investment strategy. There are also several books written on his investing philosophy. My personal favorite is The New Buffettology, because it is simple to understand for newbies.

These four value investors are well-known for good reason. They each employ a value investing strategy that has allowed them to find great success in the stock market. In addition, you’ll be able to find resources from each of these investors that will help you start employing their strategy.

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