Ric Edelman is chairman and CEO of Edelman Financial Services, a registered investment advisor managing more than $11 billion for 22,000-plus individuals and families, with 34 offices coast-to-coast.
Edelman has three times been ranked the No. 1 independent financial advisor in the nation by Barron's. In 2013, industry website RIABiz.com named him one of the 10 most influential figures in the investment advisory field, and InvestmentNews named him one of the industry's 15 most transformative figures over the past 15 years.
The author of seven best-selling books and host of award-winning radio and TV shows, Edelman speaks frequently on personal finance, writes a 16-page monthly newsletter and offers free educational resources at RicEdelman.com. His eighth book, "The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs," is due to be published in early 2014.
He received an honorary doctorate from Rowan University in 1999 and in December 2012 graduated from the Executive Program at Singularity University.
Follow Edelman on Twitter at @ricedelman.