Edward Johnson, IV.

About Edward Johnson, IV.

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, IV.

Edward Johnson, IV. was born on June 29, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Edward Johnson IV is the grandson of Edward Johnson II, who founded Fidelity Investments in 1946. He is the brother of current Fidelity CEO and Chairman Abigail Johnson. Johnson is the president of Pembroke Real Estate, which is owned by FMR, Fidelity's parent company. He owns a 5.56% stake in FMR, according to company documents filed with the Utah Department of Insurance in 2000. He has a BS from Northeastern University.
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Popular As Edward Johnson, IV.
Occupation Finance and Investments
Age 93 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, IV.’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.

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


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.


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.


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.


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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