Bill Ackman - Quotes

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Experience is making mistakes and learning from them.

Experience is making mistakes and learning from them.

I am always prepared to do the right thing regardless of what other people think. ---->>>

If I believe that I am right, I will take it to the end of the earth until I am proven right. ---->>>

I'm an extremely, extremely persistent person. Extremely. And when I believe I am right, and it is important, I will go to the end of the earth. ---->>>

I love what I do. I don't do it for the money. I work on behalf of investors that I like and want to do well for. I'm a competitive person. ---->>>

I think a very good system in a world with a lot of passive investors is one in which there are at least a few entrepreneurial investors, prepared to say what they think, prepared to propose a change in management, change in strategy, change in cost structure, capital structure. ---->>>

If you think of the typical Herbalife distributor and their level of sophistication, to this day I still don't understand the marketing plan - true story. ---->>>

Herbalife: the customers are fictitious, the business opportunity is a scam, the university degree is a fraud. ---->>>

I think good private equity investors create a lot more economic value than they destroy. ---->>>

I was a little bit of a cocky kid. ---->>>

Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right. ---->>>

The President is the CEO of this business that we call America. ---->>>

I think the hedge-fund industry has taken a reputational turn for the worse, this dog-eat-dog stuff. I'm not just talking about Herbalife or J. C. Penney, but in other situations where the media really focuses on who's long and who's short. I don't think it's a good thing for the industry. ---->>>

I'm not emotional about investments. Investing is something where you have to be purely rational and not let emotion affect your decision making - just the facts. ---->>>

If you look at the great frauds of all time, Enron had that phantom trading floor. What Herbalife has is it has phantom or fictitious customers. ---->>>

Preserving the 30-year prepayable fixed-rate mortgage - it's like the bedrock of the housing system - is critical. ---->>>

It is a certainty that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme. We believe it's harming a population of low-income, principally Hispanic people in the U.S. to benefit a handful of super wealthy people at the top of the pyramid. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-11, 1966
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Occupation: Businessman

William Albert Ackman (born May 11, 1966) is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, a hedge fund management company. Ackman is considered a contrarian investor but he considers himself an activist investor. His investing style and investments have had its fair share of critical praise and criticism from U (wikipedia)