Tom Gardner received an English and Creative Writing B.A. with honors from Brown University in 1990 and completed work at the University of Montana in geography and linguistics. At the University of Montana, he attempted to get two masters degrees but left. In 2000 he received an honorary Humane Letters Ph.D. from Strayer University. 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 CEO 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 the books: Rule Makers, The Motley Fool Investment Guide, Rule Breakers, The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens and You Have More Than You Think. He has been called to testify before Congress about Wall Street. Gardner writes The Motley Fool Stock Advisor and The Motley Fool Hidden Gems newsletter.
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