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“Never bend the rules. You bend the rules little bit and then it’s a slippery slope”.
|Source of Wealth||Discount Brokerage, Self Made|
|Residence||Palm Beach, FL|
|Spouse||Lynne Wheat (Girlfriend)|
|Education||Bachelor of Science, Clark University|
Entered as a descendant of Hungarian aristocrats, Thomas has uplifted himself to a great level. Later his interests shifted to brokerage business and Interactive Brokerage instigated.
The early outset of computer use and code memorizing by him made him a pioneer in his field. He brought Interactive Brokers to the level where it claims to have brokers log more than a million trades a day.
Peterffy bagged the Joseph P Sullivan Award at the Options Industry Conference in 2006.
Today diving fathoms deep with the Marketing-intensive brokerage business, Thomas practically is known as the inventor of Digital Trading .
Thomas was also felicitated with the FIA Futures Hall of Fame in the year 2007. In the same year he also embarked upon the American Hungarian Foundation George Washington Award.
One of his Greenwich, Connecticut possessions which he kept for auction for more than $65 Million.
Thomas Peterffy is the proud owner of Conyers Farm which is among the most luxurious tract of land in Greenwich.
He had a gorgeously huge mansion in Greenwich which was known as Conyers Farm. With a 22-slot horse stable, this house also has more than eight grand bedrooms as well as two storied library with bay windows and two porches and terraces.
He purchased a property, Blossom Estates, in Palm Beach. This extravagant vacation house of his has a boardwalk through the mangroves which is more than 800 foot long.
Thomas had seen hardships right since childhood. He was born in a hospital basement during the Russian air raid.
Peterffy had to leave his engineering studies and emigrate to U.S as a refugee in 1965. He started his first job as a draftsman.
Thomas Peterffy also took efforts to air an online/TV ad, “Freedom To Succeed” as a notion of supporting the poor towards living their American dream which ended with voting the Republican Party in American Elections. This created quite a stir but then he surfaced revealing ‘No, connections to any political parties’ and did come out clean.
This man behind the computerized digital stock trading has planned to build a robot that can type in the codes, making it even easier and faster for humans to make money.
Thomas Peterffy is an amazing equestrian. He is an avid horse rider and his obsession for horses was evident by the fact that he had 22-slots in stable for six of his horses in Greenwich.
Thomas Peterffy likes to spend his time at the extravagant vacation house located in Blossom Estates, Palm Beach.