Finance Speakers

These “top financial speakers” are successful and obtained wealth from different places, but all of them have been motivated to continue their success by consistent hard work, dedication and perseverance.  Since achieving success themselves, they have been inspiring and motivating millions of people and businesses across the world who strive for the same success.  Each of these world renowned speakers have their own proven methods on a variety of topics, such as public speaking, book writing, sales training, leadership growth, business development, and goal setting.  Their accomplishments have allowed them to share their success stories through public speaking, keynote speeches, book publishings, blogs, and social media outlets.

Dave Ramsey

David Lawrence Ramsey III is a known American author, radio show host, and expert in personal finance.  When Ramsey was 18 years old, he took the real estate exam and began selling real estate while he was a student in college.  He attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Real Estate.  In 1986, Ramsey’s portfolio was worth over $4 million.  In 1987, when the Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 came into effect, multiple banks changed ownership and Ramsey lost over $1 million in loans and lines of credit.  As a result, Ramsey was unable to pay and he filed for bankruptcy in 1988.  Ramsey spent the next several years recovering financially.  In 1988, he founded a financial counseling service, The Lampo Group.  This organization would later be renamed Ramsey Solutions.  In 1992, he came out with his first book, Financial Peace.  In the upcoming years Ramsey went on to write five adult books, three which became New York Times bestsellers, as well as six childrens books.  He also began hosting a radio show, The Money Game.  The show was later called The Dave Ramsey Show.  In 1994, Ramsey’s 9-lesson, video-based personal finance course, Financial Peace University, came out.  From 2007-2010, The Dave Ramsey Show was aired on the Fox Business Network.  Throughout all of his teachings on air, in books or on television, Ramsey has advised his audiences to consider using the “debt snowball method.”  This is a method where the debtors pay off their lowest balances first.  He also always expresses his opposition against using credit cards.  Ramsey advises individuals and families to allocate cash each month for necessities, like groceries and entertainment, in an envelope, and only spend what is inside.  

Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone is an American author, entrepreneur, real estate investor, and motivational speaker.  He is currently the CEO and owner of the Cardone Group, Cardone Acquisitions, and Cardone Enterprises.   Cardone graduated from high school in 1976, where he went on to college at McNeese State University.  He graduated college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  Before pursuing the field of accounting, Cardone joined the field of automobile sales.  He spent the next few years as the CEO of Freedom Motorsports Group Inc.  Between 2008 and 2012, Cardone wrote and published five books.  In 2010, Cardone attempted to help Atlas Media Corp. develop a reality television series in order to regain their profitability.  In 2017, Cardone was named #1 on Forbes’ list for the 25 Marketing Influencers to Watch.  Cardone has launched the world’s largest business and entrepreneur conference, 10X Growth Conference.  This three-day event is held to teach the attendees different financial strategies from world-class entrepreneurs.

Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Toru Kiyosaki is an American entrepreneur and author.  Kiyosaki’s teachings focus on financial education.  He suggests focusing on business and investment opportunities such as real estate or stocks.  He uses terms such as “assets” and “liabilities”.  Assets are things that puts money into ones pockets, such as rental income from properties, business income, or stocks.  Liabilities are considered to be things that take cash out of ones pocket, such as car loans, credit card payments, and student loans.  He preaches the importance of building assets to fund liabilities.  Kiyosaki is the author of more than 25 books, including the Rich Dad Poor Dad series, which was published internationally.  He has been criticized for preaching what has been perceived as a “get rich quick” philosophy.   He is the founder of Rich Global LLC, which went bankrupt in 2012.   Kiyosaki also founded the Rich Dad Company.  The Rich Dad Company is a book and video-based private financial education company that provides personal financial and business guidance.  Kiyosaki is also the creator of the Cashflow board and software games.  These games are designed to help educate children and adults about businesses and finances.

Suze Orman

Susan Lynn Orman is a well known American author, podcast host, television personality and financial advisor.  Orman founded the Suze Orman Financial Group in 1987.  She has written 10 consecutive New York Times best selling novels about personal finance.  Orman guest appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show more than 20 times, and one Larry King Live over 30 times.  In 2016, the United States Army and Army Reserves had appointed Orman as a personal finance educator.  In 2018, Orman began to help spread awareness regarding financial abuse by serving as a Special Advocate for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.  She is currently hosting her own podcast, Suze Orman Women & Money Podcast, which airs two times per week.  

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is a Canadian-American motivational speaker and author.  He is the chief executive officer of Brian Tracy International.  This company helps people obtain counselling on leadership, goals, strategies, and success.  Tracy is the author of over 80 books.  These books have been translated into many languages.  Some of his most popular books are Earn What You’re Really Worth, Eat That Frog!, and No Excuses!  The Power Of Self-Discipline.  These books help coach individuals through failures and successes of life in order to obtain the goals one has set for themself.