The Next Of The Red Hot Steinbergs

Even as a kid, Jonathan Steinberg was different. While his peers were perusing Sporting News and Playboy, he much preferred investor-oriented magazines. He bought his first stock, $2,000 worth of Abbott Laboratories, at age 13--with money from his bar mitzvah. The stock went up 53% in six months. "I was interested in beginning my education as an investor," he explains, as if mastering the stock market were every seventh-grader's top priority. "Well," he concedes after a moment, "I came from a somewhat unusual family."

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