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Bill Miller is currently portfolio manager of the Legg Mason Opportunity trust. Bill miller is also Chairman Emeritus of the Santa Fe Institute. Bill miller used to work as Chairmen and Chief Investment Officer of the Legg Mason Capital Management. He has also managed the Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust. Bill Miller completed his degree in economics from Washington and Lee University in 1972. He later served as a military intelligence officer and pursued his Ph.D. in philosophy from the John Hopkins University.
He then worked as a treasurer of the J.E. Baker Company, a manufacturer of products for the Steel and cement industries before joining Legg Mason.
From October 1981 to June 1985, Miller was the director of research at Legg Mason. From 1982, Miller co-managed the Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust. Miller and his team received a number of awards within the period of one year for their managerial record and distinct style. In 1986 Miller received his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.