John W. Rogers, Jr.

John W. Rogers, Jr. is chairman and co-CEO of Ariel Investments, a global value-oriented asset management firm that he founded in 1983 to focus on patient, value investing within small- and medium-sized companies. Since then, the firm has grown to include strategies across various asset classes. His investment acumen has garnered media attention and comparisons to other legendary investors such as Warren Buffett and Sir John Templeton. In 2008, Rogers was awarded Princeton University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented each year to the alumnus or alumna whose career embodies a commitment to national service.