Thomas Rowe Price, Jr.

Thomas Rowe Price, Jr.

Thomas Rowe Price, Jr.

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Thomas Rowe Price, Jr. (1898-1983) was the founder of T. Rowe Price.

Price was born in Linwood, Maryland.

Mr. Price first entered the world of Wall Street Investing in the 1920’s. By 1937 he founded his investment firm, T. Rowe Price in Baltimore, Maryland. Between 1937 and 1971, when he sold his firm to his former employees, Price gradually developed a theory that investing was superior to speculating.

Initially trained as a chemist, Price is best known for developing the growth stock style of investing, for which he has been called "the father of growth investing". Price believed that investors could earn superior returns by investing in well-managed companies in fertile fields whose earnings and dividends could be expected to grow faster than inflation and the overall economy. The core of Mr. Price’s approach, proprietary research to guide investment selection and diversification to reduce risk, has remained part of the firm’s principles.

Price received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Swarthmore College.

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