Cathie Wood: The Woman Behind a MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR Portfolio
It is no surprise that this 2023 10X Growth Con speaker was an audience favorite. Cathie Wood is a bold investor whose forward thinking has resulted in a MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR portfolio. But what gave her the courage to go all-in on “unconventional” stocks?
Today, some of Wood’s investments are the most valuable on the market. Some examples of which are Tesla, Zoom, and Roku.
However, these stocks were seen as risky or flashes in the pan when Cathie Wood added them to her portfolio.
In her fireside with Grant, she spoke favorably about the AI revolution and how the only safe investments were nontraditional.
Let’s look at her journey to become one of the most successful stockpickers in the world…
How did ARK CEO Dominate Disruptive Innovation?
Cathie Wood was born and raised in Los Angeles. Then, graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree.
One of her college professors was Arthur Laffer — a prominent economist for the Regan administration — who became her mentor.
“LOOK FOR MENTORS THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO GROW. I THOUGHT I KNEW HOW THE WORLD WORKED WHEN WAS YOUNG, BUT I DIDN’T.” — WOOD ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORS.
After working with Laffer, the ARK CEO went on to work for influential financial institutions such as Jennison Associates and AllianceBernstein.
Despite success in these roles, her passion for investing in new technologies was a point of contention.
“THE MODERN ASSET MANAGEMENT WORLD IS PLAYING IT SAFE WHICH IS A RISK. THAT’S NOT INVESTING IN MY WORLD. I FOCUS ON HOW THE WORLD IS GOING TO WORK. THE TRADITIONAL WORLD ORDER IS NOT GOING TO BE SAFE.”
As a result, Cathie Wood started the Ark Innovation Fund in 2014 which was the foundation of her $60 BILLION portfolio today.
Want to know what’s inside that gargantuan fund?
What EXACTLY is in Cathie Wood’s Portfolio?
Aside from the three big-name holdings we mentioned earlier, ARK Invest has 537 more stocks.
Some more interesting names in Cathie Wood’s portfolio include:
- ExactSciences Corp
- Teledoc Health
- And, Robinhood
All in all, Wood has become a massive success in being aware of the changing world and being open to change.
And, THAT is how you continue to 10X your business and life.
— 10X Growth Conference Staff
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