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At The Motley Fool, we take our purpose seriously, 

but that doesn't mean we take ourselves too seriously.


The Motley Fool’s purpose is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer.  While other companies may make you smarter, happier, or richer, we aim to do all three by providing outstanding business and investing advice — with a decidedly Foolish bent.

Our name is in homage to the one character in Shakespearean literature — the court jester — who could speak the truth to the king and queen without having his or her head lopped off. The Fools of yore entertained the court with humor that instructed as it amused. More importantly, the Fool was never afraid to question conventional wisdom.

We believe in treating every dollar as an investment in the future you want to create. We believe that investing in great businesses, for the long term, is the most effective path to wealth. We believe in the power of a community to learn and grow together. We believe in keeping score and being transparent in our investment performance.  We strive to fulfill our purpose by truly serving every Fool, from our employees to our members to our community.

We provide a variety of solutions to improve many areas of your financial life, including your investment portfolio, personal finances, real estate holdings, company, and career.

The Motley Fool is headquartered in Alexandria, Va., with offices in Denver and Sydney, Australia, and serves investors and businesses in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore, and Germany.  

Our Culture: Making the World Smarter, Happier, and Richer at Work

At the Fool, we believe people should have the freedom to follow their passion every day in roles they love. We work hard to understand the needs of our employees and deliver for them. We are confident that this, in turn, makes a great business. Take care of your employees and they will take care of your customers, who in turn take care of shareholders.

We think every company should do the same. Yup, we are just that ambitious. Learn more about our award-winning culture and see our job listings at culture.fool.com.

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