John C. Bogle is the legendary founder of The Vanguard Group, one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world. Vanguard comprises more than 120 mutual funds with current assets totaling more than $1 trillion. Vanguard 500 Index Fund, the largest fund in the group, was founded by Mr. Bogle in 1975 and was the first index mutual fund in history.
Over the past 50 years, Bogle has authored several bestselling books and amassed numerous accolades, awards and devoted financial followers for his exceptional perspective and unparalleled insight on money, financial markets and personal and professional values for success. In 2004, TIME magazine named Bogle as one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people, and Institutional Investor presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1999, Fortune designated him as one of the investment industry's four "Giants of the 20th Century."