Eric Sprott

Sprott started his career as a research analyst with Merrill Lynch, before becoming a fund manager. In 2001, he sold his first company, Sprott Securities, to the company’s staff, and donated $10 million to Carleton University, who renamed their business school, the Sprott School of Business. Sprott advised investors to buy gold before the 2008 financial crash.He was the chairman of Sprott Inc, a Toronto-based asset management firm, from 2010 to May 2017. Sprott is a “long-time gold bull”, and claims to hold 90% of his assets (except for Sprott Inc shares) in gold and silver.