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Media Madness

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This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Hey, couch potato . . . if you love to click that remote and can't get enough entertainment in your life, here's a fund worth getting up for. The Gabelli Global Growth Fund even had your name on it when it first came to market; it was called the Gabelli Global Interactive Couch Potato Fund.

The couch potato that Gabelli Asset Management Inc. was referring to when it introduced the fund in 1994 was no slouch, however. He or she was a leisurely, savvy investor who knew that industries like cable, telecommunications, the media and entertainment offered some hot stock prospects-especially when bought at the right price. It was that kind of investment thinking, after all, that Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management, built his reputation on.

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