Founded in the US in 1993 by brothers David and Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company dedicated to building the world’s greatest investment community. The company’s name was taken from Shakespeare, whose wise fools both instructed and amused, and could speak the truth to the king — without getting their heads lopped off.
- To help the world invest. Better.
Our Core Values
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What We Do
The Motley Fool (fool.ca) offers stock market and investing advice, showing people how to take control of their money and make better financial decisions.
Along with our U.S., UK, and Australian businesses, we reach millions of people each month through our websites, books, newspaper columns, television appearances and subscription newsletter services. The Motley Fool champions shareholder values and advocates tirelessly for the individual investor.
Our products and services — whether free or fee-based, online or offline — are designed to help people take control of their financial lives. Our offerings include:
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Launched in 1998, www.fool.co.uk is one of the UK’s most popular financial websites. This wholly owned subsidiary of The Motley Fool has also published several books, including three editions of the best-selling Motley Fool UK Investment Guide.
Who We Are
Despite our quirky name, we are a proper, grown-up company. Headed by CEO & Co-Chairman Tom Gardner and Co-Founder & Co-Chairman David Gardner, the Motley Fool has a deep and experienced executive management team, and board of directors.