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Catherine Wood      

Founder & CEO at ARK Investment Management, LLC

Cathie Wood is a star stock-picker and founder of $60 billion (assets) ARK Invest, which invests in innovations like self-driving cars and genomics. After stints at other investment firms, Wood created ARK in 2014 hoping to package active stock portfolios in an ETF format.

Her flagship $23 billion (assets) Ark Innovation Fund has returned an average of nearly 45% annually over the past five years. Wood studied economics at USC under Art Laffer, the inventor of the Laffer Curve, which theorizes the tie between tax rates and tax revenue. Wood is one of the biggest boosters of Elon Musk's Tesla. She predicts the electric car company will someday be valued at over $3 trillion.

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