Tom Gardner

CEO / Founder, Motley Fool

Tom Gardner is the CEO of The Motley Fool ( – A frequently sought-after advisor, commentator and educator, Tom Gardner co-founded The Motley Fool, along with his brother David, in 1993. Today, The Motley Fool is a worldwide investment and personal finance advisory services company offering superior ideas and solutions to millions of individuals seeking to better their financial lives. Gardner is the lead analyst and director of the market-beating Motley Fool Hidden Gems™ investment newsletter service. He and his brother, David, have co-authored several best-selling books, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide, The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think and The Motley Fool Personal Finance Workbook. They also oversee The Motley Fool’s nationally syndicated newspaper column and are co-advisors of the market-beating investment newsletter service Motley Fool Stock Advisor™. Tom Gardner graduated with an honors degree in English and Creative Writing from Brown University in 1990 and received an honorary PhD in Humane Letters from Strayer University in 2000. He has testified before the United States Senate, calling for greater transparency in the financial services industry. Often in demand as a public speaker, Tom Gardner has addressed consumer and corporate audiences, including Fortune 500 companies from such industries as financial services, banking and real estate

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