He is a two-time winner of the Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and was selected by the Columbia Journalism Review for The Best Business Writing 2012 anthology. In 2013 he was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award and Scripps Howard Award. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California.
“Take people that you’ve read over the years and respect their process. Respect their judgment and their track record, and consume what they write. That includes people like Zweig over at the Wall Street Journal or Morgan Housel at Motley Fool, Dan Gross or Mike Santoli over here at Yahoo— guys that you’ve been reading for a long time, who’ve proved themselves.” – Barry Ritholtz in Josh Brown’s 2014 book Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse
“The Motley Fool’s Morgan Housel is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers on things financial.” – Eddy Elfenbein, Crossing Wall Street
“Morgan Housel’s explanatory skills are simply superb. Best of the class. Lively writing with a strong voice and a sprinkle of humor. Willing and able to take on the powers that be. Thought provoking. He is so persuasive, he almost makes us wish we had racked up the national debt even higher.” - Judges’ comments from Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business award 2011
“Morgan Housel isn’t afraid to be trenchant – and good for him. Written in a voice that is clear and, at times, wry, Housel helps readers deconstruct some of today’s more head-scratching moments in the financial world. The judges were particularly impressed with the idea and execution behind his column that debunked the defenders of “too big to fail.” Much of his work was well reported and the judges (and presumably, readers) learned things they didn’t know – always a good thing.” – Judges’ comments from Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business award 2010