American astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, also known as the coolest smartest guy in Manhattan, has a cult following.
Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't fit the image of one might have of a genius scientist. Not in the way he looks, the way he sounds, the way he walks. And then there's the coolness factor. The guy's just cool. Cooler than any other scientist known to man. Cooler than anyone else, period.
A year and a half ago we had a chat with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. He had a little to say about stocks. We asked him what industry or technology he thinks is changing the future and wasted no time in mentioning two words; Elon Musk.
We also asked him about his stock picks. He took out his phone, opened an app, and told us his 5 stock picks. One of the stock picks was Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Overall, Neil deGrasse Tyson's 5 stock picks returned nearly 24% over the last 1.5 years and outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 11 percentage points. In the video below we shared what Tyson said about Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN), Elon Musk, and 4 other stocks:
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