Who: Charles Schwab, Chairman & CEO, Charles Schwab Corp.
Started the company in 1971.
What he did before: Mutual fund manager. Wrote an investment advice newsletter.
First paying job: Bagging and selling walnuts.
Education: B.A. in Economics, Stanford; M.B.A, Stanford.
What you may not know: Schwab is dyslexic, but wasn't diagnosed until he was almost 40. He and his wife co-founded the Charles and Helen Schwab foundation -- a non-profit group that focuses on helping low-income families and children with learning disabilities.
Published work:"It Pays to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Family About Money and Investing," by Charles Schwab and Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz. See review.