Here at The Motley Fool, our purpose is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer. While other companies may try to make you smarter, or happier, or richer, we aim to do all three at the same time.

Our name comes from Shakespeare. The Fool (aka court jester) is the one person who, through humor, can speak the truth to the king and queen without having their head lopped off. In the same way, we aim to speak the truth about money and investing...and have a pretty good time doing it.

Despite our humble beginnings, we now help millions of people around the world achieve their financial goals every day. It’s rewarding work alongside driven, talented people who aren’t afraid to be Foolish. Not a bad way to make a living.

We Are Motley

At The Motley Fool, our highest priority is to foster inclusion and belonging so all employees can thrive both personally and professionally.


We believe diverse teams perform better. From our board of directors to our recruiting pipeline, we strive for diversity, both inherent and acquired.


We believe diverse teams that are inclusive perform even better. Fools at every level of the company are given the opportunity to learn and develop skills for combating bias, inclusive communication, and more.


We believe there is always opportunity for growth, increased empathy, and deeper understanding so that everyone feels like they are able to bring their best true selves to work.


While we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we are all Fools at heart. We will succeed together as Fools when we embrace Motley in all its patterns.

Brands and Subsidiaries

Motley Fool Holdings consists of a number of subsidiaries that create investing and personal finance solutions to make the world smarter, happier, and richer.

The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool (Yes, it’s roughly the same name as our holding company, so it can get a little confusing, but stick with us here.) provides free and premium investing advice to millions of individual investors around the world.

The Ascent

The Ascent provides personal finance product reviews related to credit cards, banking, brokerage firms, mortgages, and personal loans.

1623 Capital

1623 Capital is a subsidiary of The Motley Fool that invests on behalf of individual and institutional investors in a privately held fund. (aka, a hedge fund)

Motley Fool Asset Management

Motley Fool Asset Management manages a family of passive and active ETFs totaling more than $1.3 Billion in assets under management. Each of our funds is hand-crafted with teamwork, diligence, and patience, and is designed with the needs of our investors in mind.

Motley Fool Wealth Management

Motley Fool Wealth Management makes Foolish investing easier, more personalized, and less time-consuming. Our team of planners helps manage portfolios on behalf of clients around the world.

Motley Fool Ventures

Motley Fool Ventures is an early stage, technology-focused venture capital fund, powered by The Motley Fool’s investing approach and communities.

Our Foolish History

The Motley Fool was founded in 1993 and since then we’ve had more than a few iconic (and often entertaining) moments worth remembering.