David Gardner graduated in 1988 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar as well as a recipient of the “Distinguished Young Alumni Award.” Before college, he also went to Saint Albans School in Washington, D.C, and then St. Mark’s School in Massachusetts. For 15 years he worked for the Individual Investor Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange and for another ten years he worked for the Folger Shakespeare Library. He also wrote for Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street newsletter. Eventually, he co-founded The Motley Fool in July of 1993 in Virginia with his brother and Erik Rydholm. He is now Co-Chairman and Chief Rule Breaker at the multimedia financial service company. Gardner created The Motley Fool to empower investors and tell the truth about Wall Street. The Motley Fool provides services in personal finances, investing and stocks. He and his brother have co-authored multiple books.
This unique investment advisory service was created 11 years ago by Motley Fool co-founders David and Tom Gardner — the renegade brothersMoney.com named “among the most widely followed stock advisors in the world.”