Brian Rogers: T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund

While Brian Rogers was studying for his MBA at Harvard, he was also working as a newspaper deliveryman, a bartender, and an intern. "When both your parents are public school teachers, there's not a lot of money flying around the kitchen table," says the 50-year-old portfolio manager of the $21-billion T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (PRFDX). "So I had to help pay for my tuition." The experience taught him to be careful with money. "I tend to be more risk-averse than most managers," he says. "The cardinal rule for me is 'don't lose money'."

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