Sir John Templeton
As a pioneer in both financial investments and spiritual endeavors, the late Sir John Templeton has spent a lifetime encouraging open-mindedness. At the age of 92 Sir John stated, “If I hadn’t sought new paths, I would have been unable to attain so many goals.”

The Sir John Templeton website, sponsored by Templeton Foundation Press, is a celebration of the life, inspiration, and achievements of Sir John Templeton as both a success in the financial world and forward thinking leader in the field of science and religion.


What Would Sir John Say?
In July 2008, John Marks Templeton, picked by Money magazine in 1999 as the “twentieth century’s greatest stock picker” died of pneumonia at the age of 95. However, he left a legacy in the investment world that will not soon be forgotten. As the United States and world face a shrinking economy, there is a great need to find comfort and perspective in a phenomenal investor such as John Templeton. The What Would Sir John Say? websiste was established to serve as a hub for sharing financial wisdom from John Templeton, at times written by him and at times written by his close friends and confidants. We hope you find this information useful as we tread through the waters of uncertain financial times.


John Templeton Foundation
The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. They support research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will. The Foundation encourages civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights.

Their vision is derived from the late Sir John Templeton’s optimism about the possibility of acquiring “new spiritual information” and from his commitment to rigorous scientific research and related scholarship. The Foundation’s motto, “How little we know, how eager to learn,” exemplifies their support for open-minded inquiry and our hope for advancing human progress through breakthrough discoveries.


Templeton Prize
The Templeton Prize honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. Established in 1972 by the late Sir John Templeton, the Prize aims, in his words, to identify “entrepreneurs of the spirit”—outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality. The Prize celebrates no particular faith tradition or notion of God, but rather the quest for progress in humanity’s efforts to comprehend the many and diverse manifestations of the Divine.