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1) Returns calculated from a Motley Fool study into 1,586 recommendations across Motley Fool US ideas services over a 15-year period from 08/03/02 to 31/12/17. Of these shares, 473 had the original founder as CEO at the time of recommendation. As of the close of trading on 31/03/18, these 473 recommendations had an average return of 196.27%. The remaining 1,113 shares had an average return of 94.93%. Over the same period, the S&P 500 had an average return of 61.18%. All returns are calculated using a time-weighted rate of return (TTWR) methodology that includes dividends reinvested and excludes trading costs.
2) Chart and data are taken from a study by Bain & company research. The research states that an index of S&P 500 companies in which the founder is still deeply involved performed 3.1 times better than the rest between 1990 and 2014 inclusive. https://hbr.org/2016/03/founder-led-companies-outperform-the-rest-heres-why
3) Data for this figure taken from a study by Global X funds, using data from Bloomberg as at 18/01/17: https://www.globalxfunds.com/introducing-the-founder-run-companies-etf/
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