What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.
This is a list of individuals identified online as being or having been stockbrokers, ranked not according to their profiles in the worlds of business and finance, nor on the varying degrees of their successes and/or failures, but on the extent to which they’ve each individually made an impact here in cyberspace (i.e., their digital footprints, a concept you can read described in brief in the above disclaimer, or more in depth by clicking through here).
The only editorial hand we at the PeekScore blog played in this list’s contents was deciding to keep it to people who are most closely associated – in the public’s mind – with finance or business. Two notable former stockbrokers not included below are Martha Stewart, who carries our maximum PeekScore of 10 (which means that were she on it, she’d handily top our list), and adult film star Lexington Steele, who has a PeekScore of 8.35.
||Jim Cramer||Host of CNBC’s Mad Money and co-founder of TheStreet.com.||8.26 / 10.00|
||Peter Schiff||Outspoken adherent to a strict “Austrian-style” free market ideology and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc.||8.11 / 10.00|
||Max Keiser||Former stockbroker, filmmaker, and host of the Keiser Report on RT.||8.05 / 10.00|
||Bernie Madoff||Former chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and convicted head of a ponzi scheme said to be the largest in U.S. History.||8.04 / 10.00|
||Mario Gabelli||CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors, in 2011 Forbes listed him as number 346 on the list of wealthiest Americans.||7.78 / 10.00|
||Chris Gardner||His memoir, The Pursuit of Happyness, was turned into a hit motion picture starring Will Smith.||7.61 / 10.00|
||Byron Trott||Former Vice Chairman at Goldman Sacks, described by Warren Buffet as “the only banker I trust.”||7.57 / 10.00|
||Cody Willard||Former hedge fund manager and founder of CL Willard Capital and WallStreetAllStars.com.||7.28 / 10.00|
||Thomas Kramer||German-born Florida real estate developer and former stockbroker.||7.22 / 10.00|
||Michael Milken||Business magnate and philanthropist, in the 80s he served 22 moths in prison for violating US securities laws.||7.20 / 10.00|
||Ivan Boesky||Best known for his involvement in the 80s insider trading scandal.||7.11 / 10.00|
||Joshua M. Brown||Blogger at thereformedbroker.com and Vice President of Investments at Fusion Analytics in New York City||7.10 / 10.00|
||Joseph Parnes||President of Technomart Investment Advisors and editor of the market letter Shortex.||7.09 / 10.00|
||Anthony Parnes||Stockbroker, involved in the Guinness share-trading fraud of the 1980s.||7.08 / 10.00|
||David Rocker||Former columnist for TheStreet.com and founder of the hedge fund Rocker Partners, LP||7.07 / 10.00|
||Clive Fiske Harrison||Chairman of Fiske plc, a London based independent investment bank.||7.06 / 10.00|
||Mimi Walters||California state senator and stockbroker.||7.04 / 10.00|
||Marcus Padley||Veteran stockbroker and stock market columnist||7.04 / 10.00|
||Richie Guerin||Former professional basketball player and coach who after retiring worked on Wall St. for 31 years.||7.02 / 10.00|
||Patricia Szarvas||Former stockbroker and the main anchor for CNBC Europe.||7.01 / 10.00|