is one of the three founders of The Motley Fool
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, established in 1993.
He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States...
on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship
The Morehead-Cain Scholarship was the first merit scholarship program established in the United States, founded at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the first public university in the United States. It is named for its benefactors, John Motley Morehead III and the Gordon and Mary Cain...
, graduating in 1988. He was a writer for Louis Rukeyser
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's Wall Street
newsletter before joining the Motley Fool. David is the lead advisor on The Motley Fool Rule Breakers
advisory service, and co-lead with his brother Tom on The Motley Fool Stock Advisor,
the company's flagship subscription offering. His investment philosophy favors passive long-term holding of dynamic growth stocks, and has a long list of winners, including early selections of America Online
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, as well as recent multiples
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earned on Netflix, Marvel
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and Intuitive Surgical
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He is also the inventor of Motley Fool CAPS
, a site that features the community intelligence of 65,000+ ranked stock pickers drawn mainly from The Motley Fool Community.
He is the elder brother of Tom Gardner
Tom Gardner is one of the three founders of The Motley Fool. He is currently CEO of The Motley Fool.He is the author of The Motley Fool Hidden Gems newsletter, which aims to find the most promising small public companies for investment...
. The Gardner brothers have co-authored several books, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide
, You Have More Than You Think
, Rule Breakers, Rule Makers
and The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens
Originally, a native of Washington DC, he lives in Washington, DC with his wife and children.