Who is Mark Minervini?
Mark Minervini was born in the USA sometime in the mid-60s – his zodiac sign is believed to be Gemini, and he holds American nationality. He’s a trader, businessman, author, and motivational speaker who’s probably known best for having amassed a net worth of more than $30 million, which is why he has been invited to speak at various universities around the US; in November 2019, Mark gave a speech at the University of Maryland, and later claimed on Twitter that a 16 years old girl flew from Florida to Maryland just so she could listen to him, and meet him.
Early life and education
Mark was raised in the US by his parents about whom little is known, because he respects their privacy; it’s said that his father was a businessman, and that his mother was a lawyer.
Because Mark hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of his fans believe him to be an only child.
Mark grew up looking up to his father, dreaming of becoming a successful businessman. He was interested in a couple of activities while attending a local high school, including playing sports and practicing creative writing, but was still mostly focused on having good grades, so that he could attend a prestigious college.
Mark enrolled at college upon matriculating, but hasn’t revealed which one; he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in the second half of the ‘80s, and although he hasn’t spoken of his further education, most of Mark’s fans believe that he finished a Master’s degree in the early ‘90s.
Mark hasn’t shared many details about his career, but it’s widely known that he’s been in the trading business for the past three decades. He’s apparently owned multiple businesses, and has worked as a contributor to various companies, including CMT Association, a non-profit global organization of technical analysts that has its headquarters in New York City.
Mark is also a successful author, and published his first book “Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard: How to Achieve Super Performance in Stocks in Any Market” in 2013; it serves as a guideline for all those interested in investing in the stock market. The book has been praised by various publications, authors and other investors – the author of the book “Stock Market Wizards”, Jack Schwager, has written ‘Minervini has run circles around most PhDs trying to design systems to beat the market’.
Mark published his second book “Think and Trade Like a Champion: The Secrets, Rules and Blunt Truths of a Stock Market Wizard” in August 2016, which describes how Mark turned a few thousand dollars into $30 million over the course of three decades.
Mark is still actively trading, while he also spends a lot of his time touring around the US, giving speeches at colleges.
Mark is active on a couple of social media networks, and has an Instagram account which is today followed by close to 5,000 people, although he’s only uploaded six pictures onto it, most of which are advertising his books.
However, Mark launched his Twitter account in January 2010, and it’s today followed by close to 400,000 people, while he’s tweeted nearly 30,000 times, often multiple times a day, giving his fans advice on how to invest in stock market, advertising his books and announcing his upcoming projects.
Mark has a Facebook page, as well, but it’s only followed by around 20 people.
Mark launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 20 January 2010, and it’s today subscribed to by more than 40,000 people, and numbers close to a million views of all his videos combined. Mark uploads diverse content, and his videos feature him speaking about trading, playing the drums, and shooting at a gun range.
We’re going to mention three of his most popular YouTube videos, which have helped him attract many subscribers.
#1 video is “Mar 25, 2015 Super Trader Tactics Webinar with Mark Minervini & David Ryan”, viewed close to 350,000 times, and features him and the trader David Ryan speaking about trading tactics.
Mark’s second most popular video “8 Keys to Super performance with Mark Minervini and David Ryan” has been watched close to 250,000 times, and has Mark and David Ryan talking about the main rules of trading.
#3 on the most watched list is “Mark Minervini goes through his MELI trade; a failure reset during a correction” has been watched over 50,000 times, and features Mark explaining a single trade which he’s made.
Love life and wife
Mark is highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with the public, but occasionally speaks about his wife on Twitter. He hasn’t revealed her name, age or profession, but has uploaded a picture of the two of them together onto Twitter, showing that she has long blonde hair and blue eyes, and some of his fans have claimed that his wife is a model. They married sometime in the mid-1990s, and while Mark hasn’t spoken of having any children, some of his fans have uploaded pictures onto the internet which apparently show him spending time with his baby boy.
Mark also revealed on 10 October 2020 that his wife wanted him to close his Twitter account, claiming that haters would no longer be able to stress him, and that he would have more time to spend with her, however, Mark hasn’t taken her advice.
As of March 2022, Mark’s married to a non-celebrity American woman, and they seem to have a son together.
Hobbies and other interests
Mark is passionate about travelling, and has been all around the world for both work and pleasure; his dream travel destination is said to be still Miami, Florida.
Mark is a philanthropist, and has donated money to a couple of charity organizations, mostly to those which aim to improve the quality of life for war veterans and underprivileged children.
Mark’s a fan of sports, and has watched numerous National Football League (NFL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) games; he also likes to play tennis with his friends.
Mark’s a fan of Hollywood movies – his favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Kate Winslet, while a couple of his favorite films include “Catch Me If You Can”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Age, height and net worth
Mark is believed to be in his mid-50s. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $30 million.