Simply put, an investor can be an individual or a conglomerate, such as a company, that places finances toward something for gain, or profit. That something could be stocks and bonds, mutual funds, real estate properties and even businesses.
Most investors are investing for the long haul. They expect to make a profit, and if they don’t, it’s considered a financial loss. Investors, naturally, don’t like losses, so most are particular about what they choose to invest in.
There are various types of investors, and there are also some investors that are actually entrepreneurs, such as a real estate investor. Read the careers of Black Real Estate Entrepreneurs such as Jesse Binga and Ottowa W. Gurley and J.B. Stratford for more information on this.
Although investors can be entrepreneurs, not all investors are business owners or turn their investments into businesses. After all, that is what an entrepreneur is – a business owner.
An entrepreneur’s end goal is to build and succeed in business while profiting from it, therefore, one can say that entrepreneurs are definitely investors because they invest in themselves.