Owner Biography

William H Gross

William H. Gross, often referred to as the Bond King, co-founded PIMCO in 1971 and served as managing director and Chief Investment Officer until joining Janus in 2014. According to Wikipedia, Mr. Gross graduated from Duke University in 1966. He then served in the Navy and earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1971. Gross briefly played blackjack professionally in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has said that he applies many of his gambling methods for spreading risk and calculating odds to his investment decisions.

In 2005, Gross donated $23.5 million to Duke University, $20 million of which was set aside for financial aid. In 2006, Gross donated to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières the $9.1m that he earned from the auction at Shreves Philatelic Galleries of his British philatelic collections. Over the years, Gross has become the largest donor in history to Doctors Without Borders at approximately $25m.

Mr. Gross is one of only three people to form a complete collection of United States Stamps. He is also responsible for the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum, which is the world's largest gallery devoted to philately.

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