An actor, a Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, and a comedianne. These are among a group of celebrities who are competing in CNBC's "CNBC.com Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge" to see who will make the best stock trader.
Our celebrity trading has begun--so it's time to see where the stars "stand." Not all have traded yet but for those that have, it seems their approach to investing is more conservative than the majority of our non-celeb leaders--with more stable companies and purchases spread across multiple stocks.
Jonathan Tucker currently stars as Tommy Donnelly in NBC's "The Black Donnellys" and has appeared in several motion pictures. But it seems he's not only an actor--but a devoted fan of CNBC's "Mad Money." That could come in handy--as Jonathan is the celeb playing for "Street Signs" in "Trading With The Stars."
James Cromwell has been nominated for three Emmys and one supporting actor Oscar--for his role in "Babe." He also played Prince Phillip in one of this year's Oscar winners, "The Queen." He currently stars in Fox's "24." And he's going to be in the upcoming "Spider Man 3."
Judy Gold is an Emmy-winning comedienne and hosts HBO's "At the Multiplex with Judy Gold". She's also the celeb on the first hour of "Morning Call" for our Trading With The Stars portion of our portfolio challenge. She says she's out to win it all.
Chris Moneymaker is the 2003 World Series of Poker Champion--and with a last name like he has, you have to believe he's a natural for our Trading With The Stars portion of the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.
Hall of Famer Johnny Bench joined the line-up of celebrities taking part in the "Trading With the Stars" portion of the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Bench appeared today on "Squawk Box"--the show he's trading for.
We're adding some "star power" to the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. In conjunction with the Challenge, we're pitting CNBC program against program and celebrity against celebrity to see who has the best stock-trading chops.