Fayez Sarofim’s Philip Morris Investment

Fayez Sarofim is a Houston-based investor that I occasionally cover on the blog because he is someone other than Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger that has seen his fortune climb on the coattails of buying-and-holding consumer stock investments. Coke, Nestle, McDonald’s–you name it–he bought it decades ago and holds it on the balance sheet of his Fayez Sarofim & Co. today.

After I published my recent article on Philip Morris International’s recent stock performance, Sarofim’s firm crossed my mind because I know that Philip Morris International (PM) is the investment that catapulted his own way from poverty in Egypt to a gilt-edged life of material success in the United States. To date, Sarofim finds himself sitting on 16,711,214 shares of PM stock.

An aside to precede my commentary: Did you guys see that post on the Mr. Money Mustache website about a year ago when Peter Adeney talks about how … Read the rest of this article!