David and Tom Gardner publish The Motley Fool, a monthly 16-page investment newsletter, and mail it to 1,000 friends and family members. A whopping thirty-seven people subscribe. Did we forget to warn you this story has humble beginnings?
The Motley Fool officially debuts online through a partnership with AOL. The section generates an impressive amount of traffic becoming the most popular section on AOL and not just because the Gardners hit refresh all day long.
The Motley Fool pens its first book, The Motley Fool Investment Guide, which becomes a New York Times and Business Week bestseller. The Motley Fool eventually releases more than a dozen books designed to help investors of all levels take control of their financial future.
And Bob’s your uncle! The Motley Fool heads to the land of tea and crumpets with the launch of Motley Fool UK.
Putting his serious cap on, David Gardner testifies before a US Congressional Committee to advocate for greater transparency in the mutual fund industry. This is the first of many trips the Motley Fool will make to Capitol Hill--sealing the company’s reputation as a leading investor advocate. Just ask former SEC Chairman, Arthur Levitt.
A phoenix from the flames, the Motley Fool survives the bursting Internet bubble and begins to rethink how business is done. Exciting times.
The Motley Fool launches Motley Fool Stock Advisor -- David and Tom’s monthly subscription investment newsletter. In the coming years, The Motley Fool family of newsletters will cover a number of investment topics and help subscribers follow the road to financial freedom.
Motley Fool CAPS, a free online stock-rating service is launched. Within a few years, more than 170,000 members are ratings stocks and sharing real-time investor opinions on more than 5,000 stocks.
The Motley Fool is named one of the Washington D.C. area’s “Great Places to Work” by Washingtonian Magazine. The company continues to receive this same recognition—and others like it—year after year.
Motley Fool Asset Management is created to get right what many mutual funds get wrong. In just over 18 months, Fool Funds reaches $200 million assets suggesting that investors were more than ready for a Foolish family of funds.
Actually, they call them “prawns,” when putting shrimp on the barbie. The Motley Fool learns all this and more with the creation of Fool Australia.