Jason Zweig is an American financial journalist, author, and columnist who has been writing on personal finance and investing topics for over 30 years. He is best known for his work as an editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, where he wrote the “Intelligent Investor” column from 1997 to 2011. He is also the author of seven books, including Your Money and Your Brain, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary, and The Little Book of Safe Money.
Zweig was born in 1962 in Detroit, Michigan. His father, a rabbi, was an early influence in his life, urging him to save money and invest it wisely. Zweig attended the University of Michigan and then Harvard Law School, where he graduated with an MBA in 1986. After law school, he worked as a financial analyst and trader at a merchant bank in New York City before transitioning to journalism and writing.
In 1993, Zweig joined Money magazine as a senior editor and columnist. His “Moneywise” column ran in Money for the next nine years. In 1997, he joined The Wall Street Journal as a senior editor and columnist, where he wrote the “Intelligent Investor” column until 2011. He is currently the Director of Investor Education at The Wall Street Journal.
In addition to his work at The Wall Street Journal, Zweig has written seven books on personal finance and investing. His books include Your Money and Your Brain, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary, and The Little Book of Safe Money. His books have been translated into 15 languages and have sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Zweig’s writing has been praised for its clear, accessible style and for its ability to explain complex financial topics in simple terms. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other publications. In addition, he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including CNBC, Fox Business, and NPR.
Throughout his career, Zweig has been a tireless advocate for individual investors. He has helped to educate millions of people on the importance of investing wisely and taking a long-term approach to invest. He is passionate about the power of individual investors and has devoted his career to helping others make smart investment decisions.
Zweig is also a noted philanthropist, having donated his time and money to numerous causes. He is a trustee of the University of Michigan, a trustee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and a board member of the Economic Club of New York. He is also the founder of the Zweig Family Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that improve education and combat poverty.
Zweig has received numerous honors and awards for his writing and philanthropy. He has been inducted into the Mutual Fund Industry Hall of Fame, received the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Worth magazine. In addition, he has been honored with the National Humanities Medal by President Obama.