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Edward C. Johnson III

Fidelity Investments

1977 - Present

Finance

Military ServiceArmy
1970 b. 1930
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateHarvard University
Personal
Born-Died1930
BirthplaceMassachusetts (MA)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1970

Johnson turned the mutual fund group, founded by his father, into an industry giant - mainstream America’s most familiar mutual fund family. He also pioneered such mutual fund practices as selling direct rather than through brokers, offering discount brokerage services, forming a unit to handle big institutional accounts and creating dozens of funds that specialize in specific industries or geographic regions.