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Founded in 1993 in Alexandria, Va., by brothers David and Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company dedicated to building the world's greatest investment community. Reaching millions of people each month through its website, books, newspaper column, television appearances, and subscription newsletter services, The Motley Fool champions shareholder values and advocates tirelessly for the individual investor. The company's name was taken from Shakespeare, whose wise fools both instructed and amused, and could speak the truth to the king -- without getting their heads lopped off.
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Alexandria, US
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The Motley Fool is headquartered in Alexandria, US

Key People at The Motley Fool

Tom Gardner

Tom Gardner

co-founder and CEO
Greg Robleto

Greg Robleto

Director of Community
Brian Orelli

Brian Orelli


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The Motley Fool has an office in Alexandria
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Total Funding

$25 m

Latest funding size

$25 m

Time since last funding

almost 8 years


The Motley Fool's latest funding round in November 2009 was reported to be $25 m. In total, The Motley Fool has raised $25 m

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