Source of Wealth:Trading, Television
Full Name:Jon "DRJ" Najarian
Occupation:Co-Founder of optionMONSTER.com and Panelist on Fast Money
Education:Gustavus Adolphus College
About Jon "DRJ" Najarian
Jon Najarian is a trader, market analyst, and speaker who has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He is also the co-founder of optionMONSTER.com, a provider of market intelligence, commentary and training strategies, along with his brother Pete. He is a regular to CNBC’s shows Fast Money, an American financial stock trading talk show. Since 1982, he has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Mr. Najarian began building his estimated net worth of $50 million when his financial career started at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1981. Prior to that, he had a brief stint as a professional football player with the Chicago Bears. He founded Mercury Trading in 1989 and ran the company for 15 years. He then sold his floor operations to Citadel, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, in 2004.
Also known as Doctor J or DRJ (CBOE floor call letters), Najarian founded 1010WallStreet.com, a financial news site intended fro serious traders, in 1991. In the same year, he co-founded PTI Securities, a securities and futures firm, where he also served as a chief market strategist.
Jon Najarian used to be a business anchor for Fox Television Chicago & First Business, a show that airs in 160 markets across the country. He also published the trademarked HeatSeeker & DepthCharge research on the financial website, optionMonster.com.
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