Edward Johnson, III.

About Edward Johnson, III.

Birth Day: June 29, 1930
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Education: Milton Academy and Tabor Academy
Alma mater: Harvard College
Occupation: Chairman Emeritus, Fidelity Investments
Children: Abigail Johnson, Elizabeth L. Johnson, Edward Johnson IV
Parent(s): Edward C. Johnson II

Edward Johnson, III.

Edward Johnson, III. was born on June 29, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. After a stint in the Army, Edward "Ned" Johnson III joined money manager Fidelity, which his dad founded in 1946, as an analyst. Ned led Fidelity as CEO for 37 years; his daughter Abigail replaced him in 2014. He ran the famed Magellan Fund before promoting buy-what-you-know manager Peter Lynch to run it in 1977. Fidelity is the second largest mutual fund manager in the U.S. after Vanguard, with $2.3 trillion in assets under management. He's an art collector and frequently loans pieces to various museums throughout New England.
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Popular As Edward Johnson, III.
Occupation Investments
Age 90 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 29, 1930 (Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
Birthday June 29
Town/City Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality United States

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Edward Johnson, III.’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Edward Johnson, III. was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

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Famous Quotes:

The market is like a beautiful woman--always fascinating, always mystifying.

Biography/Timeline

1943

With an estimated current net worth of around $9.3 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 43rd richest person in America.

1954

Johnson attended prep school at Milton Academy before transferring to Tabor Academy and graduating with a Bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1954. After a stint in the US Army, he became a research analyst at Fidelity Investments in 1957, a company founded by his Father Edward C. Johnson II in 1949. He later became the portfolio manager for the Fidelity Trend Fund in 1960 and ran the famous Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1963 to 1977. He then became President of the company in 1972 and Chairman and CEO in 1977.

1965

In 1965, the US–based Fidelity Foundation was founded by Edward C. Johnson III and his Father. The Edward C. Johnson Fund, a $334 million charitable fund, contributes to institutions in the Boston area and beyond.

2014

His daughter Abigail has taken over the role of CEO of Fidelity Investments and Chairman of Fidelity International in 2014. As of 2012, Abigail owned up to 24% of the shares in Fidelity, had a net worth of $10.3 billion and was ranked 29th on the Forbes 400 rich list.

2016

In a November 21, 2016 memo to Fidelity employees, Johnson announced he would retire in December and turn over the Chairmanship to his daughter Abigail. Although he will no longer be a member of the Board of Directors at Fidelity, Johnson plans to “maintain office hours . . . and continue to consult periodically with Abby.”

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