Benjamin Graham

DEFINITION of 'Benjamin Graham'

A scholar and financial analyst who is widely recognized as the father of value investing. His famous book, "The Intelligent Investor", has gained recognition as one of the best and most important investment pieces written illustrating the fundamentals of a value-investing strategy.

BREAKING DOWN 'Benjamin Graham'

Graham had a profound influence on his pupil Warren Buffett, who would become the most famous investor of all time, in grad school at Columbia University. Graham instilled the fundamental principles of value investing into Buffett - principles upon which he relied to amass one of the world's largest personal fortunes.

To learn more about Benjamin Graham's influence on the investing world, read How does Warren Buffett choose which companies to buy?

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