Jon Stein

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Jon Stein
Jonathan Stein
Alma materHarvard University
Columbia University
OccupationInvestor, business magnate, and entrepreneur
Known forFounding and leading Betterment

Jonathan "Jon" Stein is an American fintech entrepreneur and business magnate.[1][2][3][4] He is the founder and chief executive of Betterment, the largest independent online financial advisor in the U.S., with over 18 billion in assets under management.[5] Under the umbrella of Betterment Holdings Inc., Stein manages Betterment's core retail platform, often referred to as a "robo-advisor"; a 401(k) platform called Betterment for Business, and a digital advisory platform called Betterment for Advisors.

Stein launched Betterment in 2008 at TechCrunch Disrupt and made it to the final five in the Startup Battlefield competition the same year.[6][7]

An outspoken critic of some traditional financial practices, Stein has become a recognized industry advocate for more transparency in investing and more customer-centric financial solutions, as well as public policy issues, such as the U.S. Department of Labor's fiduciary rule for retirement plans.[8]

In 2016, Stein was awarded the 27th spot on Fortune's 40 Under 40 list.[9]


  1. ^ "InvestmentNews - 40 Under 40 2014: Jon Stein". Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  2. ^ Anderson, Tom (2017-03-05). "Warren Buffett's advice 'doesn't work anymore,' robo-advisor CEO says". CNBC. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  3. ^ Sharf, Samantha. "Betterment's Jon Stein: Curb Your Enthusiasm For Stock Picking". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  4. ^ "FinTech Debate at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) | Brandeis International Business School". Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  5. ^ "Betterment makes CFO hire with $20 billion AUM 'line of sight' and IPO mindfulness". RIABiz. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  6. ^ Arrington, Michael. "The TechCrunch Disrupt Final Five: Betterment, MOVIECLIPS, Publish2, Soluto And UJAM | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  7. ^ Schonfeld, Erick. "Bessemer Backs Better-Savings Startup Betterment With $3 Million | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  8. ^ "Why a Diluted Fiduciary Rule Is Bad for Advisors: Betterment, CFP Board". Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  9. ^ "Morgan Vawter". Fortune. 2016-09-22. Retrieved 2017-07-25.