John C. Bogle is Founder of The Vanguard Group, Inc., and president of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. He created Vanguard in 1974 and served as chairman and chief executive until 1996 and senior chairman until 2000. The Vanguard Group is the largest mutual fund organization in the world.

In 2004, Time magazine named Mr. Bogle as one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people, and Institutional Investor presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1999, Fortune designated him as one of the investment industry's four "Investment Giants” of the twentieth century. He is the author of eight books, most recently, Common Sense on Mutual Funds, 10th Anniversary Edition (Wiley, 2009) and coming this fall, Don't Count on It: Reflections on Investment Illusions, Indexing, Capitalism, Mutual Funds, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, and More.

He resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Eve. They are the parents of six children and the grandparents of twelve.