Acclaimed Financial Advisor
Barron’s has five times (2004–2008) ranked Ric Edelman among America’s 100 top financial advisors. In 2004, Ric was inducted into the Financial Advisor Hall of Fame, ranked the #1 advisor in the nation by Research Magazine for his focus on the individual client and ranked #42 on Registered Rep magazine’s list of “America’s Top 50 Advisors.” Inc. magazine three times named the firm the fastest-growing privately-held financial planning firm in the country. Ric received an honorary doctorate from Rowan University in 1999, and in 2007 was inducted into the Rowan University Public Relations Student Society of America Hall of Fame.
Ric is a #1 New York Times best-selling author. His five books on personal finance include Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth; The New Rules of Money; Discover the Wealth Within You; What You Need to Do Now; and the personal finance classic, The Truth About Money. His sixth book, The Lies About Money, was published in the fall of 2007 by Simon & Schuster. Ric’s books have been translated into several languages, and have educated countless people worldwide.
National Radio Show Host and Educator
The Ric Edelman Show, broadcast on the ABC Radio Networks, can be heard on radio stations throughout the country. The live call-in advice program has been on the air for more than 15 years and earned Ric the A.I.R. Award for Best Talk Show Host in Washington D.C. (1993). His newspaper column, The Truth About Money, is nationally syndicated by United Media. He also publishes a monthly newsletter, has built one of the most comprehensive and free online educational resources about personal finance at RicEdelman.com, and is the author of video and audio educational systems that help people achieve their financial goals.
Ric and Jean have donated $1 million to Rowan University, which named its new planetarium in their honor. They also funded the Edelman Nursing Career Development Center at Inova Health System Foundation.
Ric served six years on the Board of the United Way of the National Capital Area and in 2007 completed his two-year term as Chairman of the Board. He also serves on the boards of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, D.C., and its foundation. Ric also is a full partner of the American Savings Education Council and the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. He is a former board member of Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area and served for three years on the Grants Committee of the Foundation for Financial Planning, where he remains a major donor. They also actively support HEROES Inc., Make-a-Wish Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and many other charities.