Let me share with you an incredible secret.
The world’s greatest investor is not Warren Buffett. Sure, Buffett is one of the richest men in the world. But there is a man who will overtake Buffett as the richest investor. His name is David Tepper.
David Tepper has the best track record of any investor in the world. Over the last 20 years he has averaged a 40% annual return.
Let me repeat that again because it’s a staggering number. David Tepper has averaged 40% a year over the last 20 years.
Let me put this in perspective for you. If you would have invested $10,000 with David Tepper in 1993 you would now have an incredible $8.3 million. Now, that highlights the two keys to building wealth as an investor. You need big returns. But also, consistent returns. And you need to compound those returns overtime.
That is why David Tepper is the world’s greatest investor. He has done it for a long time. And continues to do it. In what has been considered a tough market.
That is why David Tepper is worth over $7 Billion dollars at only 55 years old.
Now, here is where it should be particularly interesting to you.
David Tepper is just like you!
David Tepper is the true American Dream. He is the stereotypical average American male. He is a little overweight. He is balding. He is average height. And believe it or not, he is not some hot shot Ivy League grad or rocket scientist with a PHD from MIT.
David Tepper is just a graduate of a state school, the University of Pittsburgh. I say this not to disparage his education. I say this because it doesn’t really matter if you went to Harvard or Yale or Pittsburgh. I have a pretty fancy degree. But I can tell you this: It learned nothing about becoming a good investor. I’m a good investor because I have common sense. And because I know how the system works.
The masses will always lose money or, at best, underperform. And that creates an opportunity for me and those like me.
I say all of this to emphasize that you can be, and should, be returning 40% a year like David Tepper.
I have told you numerous times in my blog that if you are not fully invested in stocks and if you not returning 30% to 50% a year then you are failing at investing. If you were in school you would get an F.
But look it’s not your fault. You have been suckered and sold by Wall Street. You’re invested in mutual funds that will never ever make you anything more than 6% to 7% returns on average.
You probably have your money with a stock broker, who is ripping you off by charging you large commissions, spreads, sales fees, plus another 2% to 3% management fees while giving you 5% annual returns – while putting your money at risk of being halved.
So I don’t blame you. But I will blame you if you do not change your investing strategy. If David Tepper, the stereotypical average American male can return 40% a year simply buying stocks, then so should you.
But you need a game plan to do this. And I can help you. My blog and my premium research service The Billionaires Portfolio is built on the same philosophy that David Tepper uses. I like buying cheap undervalued stocks with catalysts and holding them to make triple digit returns. My goal is just like Mr.Tepper’s: To make all of us multi-millionaires by compounding our money at 30% to 50% returns annually.
So fire your broker. Sell your mutual funds. And learn from the world’s greatest investors how to compound your money at 30% to 50% a year.
President of The Billionaires Portfolio
Providing Sophisticated Hedge Fund Strategies and Analysis For The Everyday Investor