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Money’s Most Influential: Where Do Americans Get Their Financial Advice?

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Whether you’re a novice who doesn’t know the difference between an ETF and a mutual fund or a seasoned real estate investor who’s looking to make the leap from residential properties to commercial, one thing is certain — you have a lot to learn. When it comes to money, finance and wealth, there is no ceiling on knowledge. The good news is, you have your choice of really good teachers.  See: Steal These Money Secrets From 25 Millionaires Under 25 Discover: 50 Ways To Live the Big Life on a Small Budget In order to identify the most trusted and sought-after financial experts in America, GOBankingRates consulted sources including The New York Times and Amazon bestsellers lists, top-shows lists from Spotify and Apple and rankings from NYMag, Time, CNBC and Fox Business.  The result is a list of 66 financial experts who have gained America’s trust, won its heart and invaded its televisions, computer screens, phones, e-readers and speakers. They’re spread out across five categories: books, podcasts/radio shows, blogs/websites, TV shows and news columns. The list highlights a specific project or two for each person on the list but also catalogs a few of the other things they have going on, as well. You’ll learn about accolades they’ve received, their backgrounds and how to find them on social media.  Check Out: See the Full List of Money's Most Influential and Featured Interviews Some of them are huge celebrities, as recognizable as A-list actors or rock stars. Others are low-key wonks with cult followings and industry clout. All have dedicated their lives to educating you, informing you and making you the best saver, investor, budgeter and income-earner you can be.
Last updated: July 20, 2021

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Andrew Aziz

  • Work being recognized: “How to Day Trade for a Living”
  • Other media project titles: “Advanced Techniques in Day Trading” (book); “Stock Market Explained” (book); “Mastering Trading Psychology” (book)
  • Accolades: No. 8 Amazon Personal Finance list bestseller, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 11,900
  • Twitter handle: @BearBullTraders
  • Instagram followers: 40,500
  • Instagram handle: bearbulltraders
  • Bio: Andrew Aziz is a Canadian trader and the proprietary fund manager of Peak Capital Trading.  A No. 1 bestselling author, he has ranked among the top 100 authors in Amazon’s “Business and Finance” category every year consecutively since 2016.
Read: Where Do Americans Get Their Money Advice? Top TV Shows
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Andrew Ross Sorkin

  • Work being recognized: “Squawk Box”
  • Other media project titles: “Too Big To Fail” (book)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 874,200
  • Twitter handle: @andrewrsorkin
  • Instagram followers: 15,000
  • Instagram handle: sorkinsays
  • Bio: Andrew Ross Sorkin is the co-anchor of “Squawk Box,” CNBC’s signature morning program. Sorkin is also a financial columnist for The New York Times and the editor-at-large of DealBook, a news site he founded that is published by The Times. Sorkin is the author of the best-selling book, “Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves,” which chronicled the events of the 2008 financial crisis. Sorkin is also co-creator of the drama series “Billions” on Showtime starring Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis.
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Andrew Sather

  • Work being recognized: “The Investing for Beginners Podcast”
  • Other media project titles: “7 Steps to Understanding the Stock Market” (ebook)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 2,003
  • Twitter handle: @ValueTrapBlog
  • Instagram followers: 3,063
  • Instagram handle: e.investingforbeginners
  • Bio: Andrew Sather helps investors decode the jargon of the market, investing, and finance. You can get started on your path to financial freedom today, by reading through the blog, listening to “The Investing For Beginners Podcast,” which boasts more than 1.5 million total downloads.
Read: Self-Taught Investor Andrew Sather Shares the 2 Key Things He Did To Boost His Portfolio
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Barbara Ginty

  • Work being recognized: “Future Rich”
  • Other media project titles: Planancial (website)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 205
  • Twitter handle: @GintyBarbara
  • Instagram followers: 1,398
  • Instagram handle: futurerichpodcast
  • Bio: Barbara Ginty started her career on Wall Street working for Bloomberg and Credit Suisse in equity derivative algo sales. She was recently ranked in the top 10% of women advisors in the country.
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Barbara Huson

  • Work being recognized: “Secrets of Six-Figure Women”
  • Other media project titles: “Rewire for Wealth” (book); “Sacred Success” (book); “Overcoming Underearning” (book)
  • Accolades: NYMag: The 13 Best Personal Finance Books, According to Money Experts
  • Twitter followers: 4,564
  • Twitter handle: @TheBarbaraHuson
  • Instagram followers: 1,948
  • Instagram handle: thebarbarahuson
  • Bio: A bestselling financial author, wealth coach, and financial therapist with more than two decades in the industry, Barbara Huson is famous for helping women redefine their relationship with money and power.
Discover: Best Expert Money Advice for Women
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Becky Quick

  • Work being recognized: “Squawk Box”
  • Other media project titles: “On the Money” (former anchor, television)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 258,700
  • Twitter handle: @BeckyQuick
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: Becky Quick is the co-anchor of “Squawk Box.” Quick was formerly anchor of the nationally syndicated “On the Money,” which was produced by CNBC, and also authored a regular column for Fortune Magazine. Prior to becoming an anchor, Quick covered the Wall Street beat for CNBC as part of the network’s partnership with Dow Jones. Before joining CNBC in February 2001, Quick covered various beats for The Wall Street Journal, including retail, e-commerce and the internet.
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Brandon Turner

  • Work being recognized: “BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast”
  • Other media project titles: “The Book on Rental Property Investing” (book); “The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing” (book)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Show in the Business category, Feb. 9, 2021; Spotify Top Show in the Business & Technology category, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 32,100
  • Twitter handle: @BrandonAtBP
  • Instagram followers: 190,000
  • Instagram handle: beardybrandon
  • Bio: An active real estate investor, Brandon Turner has been involved in real estate since he was 21. He also owns Open Door Capital LLC.
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Carl Quintanilla

  • Work being recognized: “Squawk on the Street;” “Squawk Alley”
  • Other media project titles: “Today” (former correspondent, television); “NBC Nightly News” (former correspondent, television)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 284,400
  • Twitter handle: @carlquintanilla
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: Carl Quintanilla is a principal anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and “Squawk Alley,” both of which broadcast live from the New York Stock Exchange. Since joining NBCUniversal in 1999, Quintanilla has covered a wide range of stories for both CNBC and NBC News, where he was a New York- and Chicago-based correspondent for “Today” and “NBC Nightly News.” Prior to joining NBC, Quintanilla spent six years as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
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Charles Payne

  • Work being recognized: “Making Money with Charles Payne”
  • Other media project titles: “Your World with Neil Cavuto” (frequent guest, television); “Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich” (book)
  • Accolades: Fox Business Network Top Program 2020
  • Twitter followers: 540,400
  • Twitter handle: @cvpayne
  • Instagram followers: 14,800
  • Instagram handle: charlesvpayne
  • Bio: Charles Payne is the host of “Making Money with Charles Payne” and joined Fox Business Network in October 2007 as a contributor. Payne is also a contributor to Fox News Channel, frequently appearing on shows such as “Your World with Neil Cavuto” and “Fox & Friends.” He began his career on Wall Street as an analyst at E.F. Hutton in 1985. In 1991, he founded Wall Street Strategies, an independent stock market research firm where he serves as chief executive officer and principal analyst. He published his first book entitled "Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich" in May 2007.
Check Out: Fox Business’ Charles Payne Breaks Down the Ideal Asset Allocation for Long-Term Gains
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Chris Farrell

  • Work being recognized: “Your Money”
  • Other media project titles: Marketplace (senior economics contributor, radio); “Conversations on the Creative Economy” (host, radio); “Purpose and a Paycheck” (book); “Unretirement” (book); “The New Frugality” (book); “Deflation” (book); “Right on the Money” (book)
  • Accolades: Star Tribune (#7 newspaper) key columnist
  • Twitter followers: 3,266
  • Twitter handle: @cfarrellecon
  • Instagram followers: N/A
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  • Bio: Currently the senior economics contributor at “Marketplace,” American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic program, Chris Farrell is an economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and the host of its series “Conversations on the Creative Economy.” He’s also a columnist for PBS Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has published five books on personal finance and the economy.
Check Out: Where Do Americans Get Their Money Advice? Top News Columns

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Chris Hill

  • Work being recognized: “Motley Fool Money”
  • Other media project titles: “MarketFoolery” (podcast)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 14,700
  • Twitter handle: @TMFChrisHill
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: Chris Hill is the full-time host of the “Motley Fool Money” radio show and “MarketFoolery” podcast.
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Danetha Doe

  • Work being recognized: Money & Mimosas
  • Other media project titles: “The Money Sex Power Podcast” (podcast); “Going From Broke” (former star, web series)
  • Accolades: TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now - Money Mentor For Women Entrepreneurs
  • Twitter followers: 2,594
  • Twitter handle: @DanethaDoe
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: Danetha Doe is a financial psychologist, money mystic and the leading expert on financial well-being in the workplace. Money & Mimosas, her aspirational money blog, is enjoyed by readers and paid members in more than 50 countries. Danetha was named a personal finance expert by TIME, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal.
Read: Money Experts Share the Smartest Ways To Boost Your Net Worth  
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Dave Ahern

  • Work being recognized: “The Investing for Beginners Podcast”
  • Other media project titles: einvestingforbeginners.com (author for website)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Twitter handle: N/A
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: Dave Ahern is a self-taught investor who looks for companies that he can buy and hold. He also looks for the intrinsic value of companies, which he uses to calculate a margin of safety into every security he buys.
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Dave Ramsey

  • Work being recognized: “The Total Money Makeover” (book); “The Ramsey Show” (radio/podcast)
  • Other media project titles: “Financial Peace” (book); “More Than Enough” (book); “EntreLeadership” (book); “Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money” (book); “The Legacy Journey” (book); “Smart Money Smart Kids” (book)
  • Accolades: No. 5 and No. 7 Amazon Personal Finance list bestseller, Feb. 9, 2021; NYMag: The 13 Best Personal Finance Books, According to Money Experts; No. 3 2020 Talkers Heavy Hundred
  • Twitter followers: 939,600
  • Twitter handle: @DaveRamsey
  • Instagram followers: 2,600,000
  • Instagram handle: daveramsey
  • Bio: One of America’s most trusted voices on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and popular national radio personality. He has authored seven best-selling books that have sold a combined 11 million copies: “Financial Peace,” “More Than Enough,” “The Total Money Makeover,” “EntreLeadership,” “Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money,” “The Legacy Journey and Smart Money Smart Kids.”
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David Asman

  • Work being recognized: “After the Bell”
  • Other media project titles: “Bulls & Bears” (host, television); “Global Warming: The Debate Continues” (host, documentary special); “U.N. Blood Money” (host, investigative miniseries); “Perspective on the Economy” (radio); “Issues USA” (television)
  • Accolades: Fox Business Network Top Program 2020
  • Twitter followers: 15,200
  • Twitter handle: @DavidAsmanfox
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: David Asman joined FOX News Channel in 1997 and helped launch Fox Business Network in 2007. He is the host of FBN’s post-market program “Bulls & Bears.” Most recently, Asman has served as a co-anchor on FBN’s After the Bell, which was No. 1 in its timeslot. While at FNC, Asman anchored the weekday “Fox News Live.” In 2005, he was named head of FNC's documentary unit where he hosted a series of investigative specials, including “Global Warming: The Debate Continues” and “U.N. Blood Money,” a three-part series that examined the oil-for-food controversy.
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David Bach

  • Work being recognized: “The Automatic Millionaire;” “Smart Women Finish Rich”
  • Other media project titles: “The Latte Factor” (book); “Start Late Finish Rich” (book); “Go Green Live Rich” (book); “Fight For Your Money and Debt Free For Life” (book)
  • Accolades: NYMag: The 13 Best Personal Finance Books, According to Money Experts
  • Twitter followers: 18,600
  • Twitter handle: @AuthorDavidBach
  • Instagram followers: 23,300
  • Instagram handle: davidlbach
  • Bio: David Bach is one of America’s most prolific bestselling financial authors. He has written 10 consecutive New York Times bestsellers with more than 7 million books in print translated in over 19 languages. He is one of the only business authors in history to have four books on The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and USA Today bestseller lists at the same time.
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David Brown

  • Work being recognized: Business Wars
  • Other media project titles: Marketplace (former radio anchor)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 4,407
  • Twitter handle: @businesswars
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: David D. Brown, JD, Ph.D., is the host of the hit podcasts "Business Wars" and "Business Wars Daily" from Wondery. Brown is the former anchor of the Peabody award-winning public radio business program “Marketplace,” and a veteran public radio journalist for more than three decades.
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David Faber

  • Work being recognized: Squawk on the Street
  • Other media project titles: “The Faber Report” (book); “And Then the Roof Caved In” (book)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 216,700
  • Twitter handle: @davidfaber
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: An award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author, David Faber is a co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and an anchor and co-producer of CNBC’s acclaimed original documentaries and long-form programming. Faber has reported 10 documentaries for CNBC for which he has received Loeb, Emmy, Peabody, and duPont awards. His book “The Faber Report” was published by Little, Brown in spring 2002. His second book, “And Then the Roof Caved In,” was published in the summer of 2009 by John Wiley.
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David Greene

  • Work being recognized: “BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast”
  • Other media project titles: “Long Distance Real Estate Investing” (book); “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat” (book); “Sell Your Home For Top Dollar” (book); GreeneIncome.com (blog)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Show in the Business category Feb. 9, 2021; Spotify Top Show in the Business & Technology category; Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 3,739
  • Twitter handle: @DavidGreene24
  • Instagram followers: 72,200
  • Instagram handle: davidgreene24
  • Bio: Aside from his books and many media endeavors, David Greene is an award-winning California real estate agent.
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David Lazarus

  • Work being recognized: Los Angeles Times column
  • Other media project titles: KTLA (reporter, television)
  • Accolades: Los Angeles Times (No. 5 newspaper) key columnist
  • Twitter followers: 20,100
  • Twitter handle: @Davidlaz
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: David Lazarus is an award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on consumer affairs. He also appears daily on KTLA-TV Channel 5 and is a part-time radio host. His work appears in newspapers across the country and has resulted in a variety of laws protecting consumers.
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Elizabeth MacDonald

  • Work being recognized: “The Evening Edit with Elizabeth MacDonald”
  • Other media project titles: “Skirting Heresy: The Life & Times of Mergery Kempe” (book/play); “Tideon: A New Myth” (children's book)
  • Accolades: Fox Business Network Top Program 2020
  • Twitter followers: 296,300
  • Twitter handle: @LizMacDonaldFOX
  • Instagram followers: 76
  • Instagram handle: elizabethmacdonaldbooks
  • Bio: Elizabeth MacDonald is the host of FOX Business Network’s “The Evening Edit with Elizabeth MacDonald.” MacDonald joined the network as stocks editor in September 2007. Prior to joining FBN, MacDonald was a senior editor at Forbes Magazine, where she covered the IRS, corporate accounting scandals, Washington, D.C., and created "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" annual list. Before Forbes, MacDonald covered corporate accounting scandals, the IRS, taxes, and Washington, D.C. for The Wall Street Journal, with front page stories, Heard on the Street columns and editorials.
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Erin Lowry

  • Work being recognized: “Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together”
  • Other media project titles: “Broke Millennial Takes On Investing” (book); “Broke Millennial Talks Money: Scripts, Stories and Advice to Navigate Awkward Financial Conversations” (book); Broke Millennial (website)
  • Accolades: NYMag: The 13 Best Personal Finance Books, According to Money Experts; Time: 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now; Financial Advice for Broke Millenials
  • Twitter followers: 28,600
  • Twitter handle: @BrokeMillennial
  • Instagram followers: 39,400
  • Instagram handle: brokemillennialblog
  • Bio: Erin Lowry considers herself a “financial translator” who helps millennials get their financial lives together and level up their money. Preaching and finger-wagging not included.
Read: ‘Broke Millennial’ Author Erin Lowry Shares the 4 Money Conversations You Need To Be Having
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Farnoosh Torabi

  • Work being recognized: “So Money”
  • Other media project titles: “When She Makes More” (book); “Psych Yourself Rich” (book); “You're So Money” (book); “Bank of Mom and Dad" (television)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2022; TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now - Empowerment for Female Breadwinners
  • Twitter followers: 31,400
  • Twitter handle: @Farnoosh
  • Instagram followers: 29,900
  • Instagram handle: farnooshtorabi
  • Bio: Farnoosh Torabi has become one of the country’s best-known personal finance experts during her 15 years in the industry. In addition to her other projects, she’s worked as a newspaper columnist and journalist. She launched “So Money” in 2015, and her guests have included Tony Robbins, Seth Godin and Sallie Krawcheck.
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Gail MarksJarvis

  • Work being recognized: Chicago Tribune column
  • Other media project titles: “Marketplace” (former reporter, radio); “CLTV” (weekly guest, television); “Saving for Retirement Without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery” (book)
  • Accolades: Chicago Tribune (No. 9 newspaper) key columnist
  • Twitter followers: 6,176
  • Twitter handle: @gailmarksjervis
  • Instagram followers: N/A
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  • Bio: Gail MarksJarvis is one of the nation's most respected personal finance columnists. Her Chicago Tribune columns reach millions of readers in leading metropolitan newspapers throughout the U.S. She has been named "Best Financial Columnist" by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and has received 17 other journalism awards for her work, including a National Clarion Award for human rights reporting. In addition to writing weekly columns, Gail delivers advice on personal finance, investing, business and financial markets in speeches and on television and radio.
Read: How Far a $100,000 Salary Goes in America’s 50 Largest Cities
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Grant Cardone

  • Work being recognized: “The 10x Rule”
  • Other media project titles: Grant Cardone TV (network); “If You're Not First, You're Last” (book); “Sell or Be Sold” (book)
  • Accolades: No. 16 Amazon Personal Finance list bestseller, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 460,500
  • Twitter handle: @GrantCardone
  • Instagram followers: 3,200,000
  • Instagram handle: grantcardone
  • Bio: Grant Cardone is the CEO of CardoneCapital as well as an international speaker, entrepreneur and the creator of more than 20 bestselling business programs. In all, he owns and operates seven privately held companies and a $1.5 billion portfolio of multifamily properties.
Modern Money Etiquette: Should You Make Your Venmo Transactions Private or Public?
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J. David Stein

  • Work being recognized: “Money For the Rest of Us”
  • Other media project titles: “Money For the Rest of Us” (book); Money For the Rest of Us (website)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 2,802
  • Twitter handle: @jdstein
  • Instagram followers: 419
  • Instagram handle: jdstein
  • Bio: Aside from being the author of “Money For the Rest of Us: 10 Questions to Master Successful Investing,” published by McGraw Hill, J. David Stein is the editor and publisher of a multimedia investment education platform of the same name.
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J. L. Collins

  • Work being recognized: “The Simple Path to Wealth”
  • Other media project titles: Stock Series (blog)
  • Accolades: No. 23 Amazon Personal Finance list bestseller, Feb. 9, 2021; NYT Bestseller in Monthly Business List, February 2021
  • Twitter followers: 14,600
  • Twitter handle: @JLCollinsNH
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: J.L. Collins’ books, speeches, podcasts and series have made him one of the most prominent authorities on work, life, travel and business.
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Jack Kramer

  • Work being recognized: “Snacks Daily”
  • Other media project titles: Robinhood Snacks (newsletter)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, Feb. 9, 2021; Spotify Top Shows in the Business & Technology category, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 9,944
  • Twitter handle: @JackKramer
  • Instagram followers: 1,987
  • Instagram handle: tboyjack
  • Bio: Jack Kramer is the managing editor of news at Robinhood, where he produces the Robinhood Snacks daily newsletter and spearheads the company’s news and financial education initiatives.
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Jamie Herzlich

  • Work being recognized: Small Business column
  • Other media project titles: Newsday (former business reporter, newspaper)
  • Accolades: Newsday (No. 8 newspaper) key columnist
  • Twitter followers: 847
  • Twitter handle: @JamieHerzlich
  • Instagram followers: N/A
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  • Bio: Jamie Herzlich has covered business for more than 22 years in areas including economic development, incubators, innovation, professional services, small business, trade and tourism. Her work has appeared in various media outlets including Newsday, Newsday.com, the LosAngelesTimes.com, Long Island Business News, Long Island Magazine and Family Magazine. A freelance writer, she’s the weekly small business columnist for Newsday, one of the nation's top daily newspapers.
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Jason Zweig

  • Work being recognized: “The Intelligent Investor”
  • Other media project titles: “The Intelligent Investor” (editor of revised edition, book); “Your Money and Your Brain” (book); “The Devil's Financial Dictionary” (book); “JasonZweig.com” (blog)
  • Accolades: Wall Street Journal (No. 2 newspaper) key columnist
  • Twitter followers: 194,300
  • Twitter handle: @jasonzweigwsj
  • Instagram followers: 315
  • Instagram handle: jasonzweig
  • Bio: Jason Zweig became a personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal in 2008. Zweig is also the editor of the revised edition of Benjamin Graham’s “The Intelligent Investor,” the classic text that Warren Buffett has described as “by far the best book about investing ever written.” He is the author of “Your Money and Your Brain,” one of the first books to explore the neuroscience of investing, and “The Devil’s Financial Dictionary,” a satirical glossary of Wall Street.
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Jill Schlesinger

  • Work being recognized: “Jill on Money”
  • Other media project titles: “The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money” (book); Jill on Money (column); “Here and Now” (weekly podcast guest); CBS News (television)
  • Accolades: TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now - Relatable Personal Finance Tips
  • Twitter followers: 18,200
  • Twitter handle: @jillonmoney
  • Instagram followers: 5,026
  • Instagram handle: jillonmoney
  • Bio: Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is an Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award-winning business analyst for CBS News. She appears on CBS radio and television stations nationwide covering the economy and markets and she is a weekly guest on NPR’s “Here and Now.”
Check Out: ‘Jill on Money’ Host Jill Schlesinger Says the Key To Paying Off Debt Is Starting Small
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Jim Cramer

  • Work being recognized: “Squawk on the Street”
  • Other media project titles: “Mad Money” (anchor, television); “Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully” (book);Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even” (book); “Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich” (book); “Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich” (book); “Jim Cramer’s RealMoney” (book); “Confessions of a Street Addict” (book)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 1,500,000
  • Twitter handle: @jimcramer
  • Instagram followers: 60,900
  • Instagram handle: jimcramer
  • Bio: Jim Cramer believes there is always a bull market somewhere, and he wants to help you find it. He is host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” featuring lively guest interviews, viewer calls and most important, the unmatched, fiery opinions of Cramer himself. He serves as the viewer’s personal guide through the confusing jungle of Wall Street investing — navigating through both opportunities and pitfalls with one goal in mind — to help them make money.
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Joe Kernen

  • Work being recognized: “Squawk Box”
  • Other media project titles: CNBC (on-air stock editor; television)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 155,600
  • Twitter handle: @JowSquawk
  • Instagram followers: 1,688
  • Instagram handle: joekernen
  • Bio: Joe Kernen is co-anchor of “Squawk Box,” CNBC’s signature morning program. It is a fast-paced, irreverent look at the world of Wall Street, and the longest-running show on the network. Kernen is based in CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prior to his anchoring duties, Kernen was CNBC’s On-Air stock editor and was featured throughout the business day on CNBC.
See: Should Employers Require Workers To Take Time Off?
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Jon Fortt

  • Work being recognized: “Squawk Alley”
  • Other media project titles: The Black Experience in America: The Course (online resource)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 39,000
  • Twitter handle: @jonfortt
  • Instagram followers: 1,781
  • Instagram handle: jonfortt
  • Bio: In 2020 John Fortt launched The Black Experience in America: The Course. A business journalist in the New York area, he reports on-air and online for CNBC. In 2020, he created a weekly segment on “Squawk Box” called On the Other Hand. Since 2016 he’s been publishing content with the Fortt Knox brand, first as a podcast, now as a live stream, video series and newsletter that lives primarily on LinkedIn.
Learn More: The Best Strategies To Get the Most Out of Your 401(k)
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Jully-Alma Taveras

  • Work being recognized: The Investing Latina
  • Other media project titles: Investing Latina (YouTube)
  • Accolades: TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now - How to Spend Less and Still Enjoy Life
  • Twitter followers: 7,980
  • Twitter handle: @investinglatina
  • Instagram followers: 1,526
  • Instagram handle: jullyalma
  • Bio: Jully-Alma Taveras, also known as Investing Latina, is a financial educator and YouTuber. She writes, produces and creates digital content to inspire women to invest and become financially powerful.
Read: ‘Investing Latina’ Founder Jully-Alma Taveras Reveals the Best Investing Moves She’s Made
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Kai Ryssdal

  • Work being recognized: “Marketplace”
  • Other media project titles: “Make Me Smart” (podcast)
  • Accolades: Spotify Top Shows in the Business & Technology category, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 229,600
  • Twitter handle: @kairyssdal
  • Instagram followers: 7,187
  • Instagram handle: kairyssdal
  • Bio: Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of “Marketplace” and the co-host of “Make Me Smart” with Kai and Molly.
Economy Explained: How To Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio
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Kelly Evans

  • Work being recognized: “The Exchange”
  • Other media project titles: “Power Lunch” (co-host, television)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 18,200
  • Twitter handle: @KellyCNBC
  • Instagram followers: 3,221
  • Instagram handle: realkellyevans
  • Bio: Kelly Evans joined CNBC in February 2012 as an on-air correspondent, reporting across CNBC’s Business Day programming. Evans was most recently co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” and earlier, “Squawk on the Street” and “Worldwide Exchange” based in London.
Did You Know: Here’s How Much You Need To Earn To Be ‘Rich’ in Every State
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Liz Claman

  • Work being recognized: “The Claman Countdown”
  • Other media project titles: “The Best Investment Advice I Ever Received” (book); “Morning Call” (former anchor, television); “Wake Up Call” (former anchor, television); “Market Watch” (former anchor, television); “Today's Business” (former anchor, television); The Morning Exchange” (former anchor, television)
  • Accolades: Fox Business Network Top Program 2020
  • Twitter followers: 100,300
  • Twitter handle: @LizClaman
  • Instagram followers: 1,161
  • Instagram handle: clamancountdown
  • Bio: With nearly 25 years of experience, Liz Claman — described by Vanity Fair as “...one of television’s top business reporters and anchors” — shares insights on leadership and the global economy gleaned from her access to the most influential and powerful business leaders in the world. An Emmy Award-winning journalist, author, and one of the top anchors at FOX Business Network, she anchors “The Claman Countdown” and “After the Bell.”
More: Fox Business’ Liz Claman: Having a Balanced Portfolio Isn’t the Best Strategy Anymore
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Mandi Woodruff

  • Work being recognized: Brown Ambition
  • Other media project titles: Money Minute (web series); The Payoff (web series)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 6,587
  • Twitter handle: @mandiwoodruff
  • Instagram followers: 4,122
  • Instagram handle: mandimoney
  • Bio: Mandi Woodruff currently serves as the chief consumer advocate for Ally Financial and executive produces the popular money and career podcast “Brown Ambition” which soared to the top 10 for career podcasts, made the top 30 in overall business podcasts, and was featured in iTunes' "New and Noteworthy" section in the first few months on the air.
See: Brown Ambition’s Mandi Woodruff Says This 1 Simple Trick Will Help You Boost Your Savings
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Marcus Lemonis

  • Work being recognized: “The Profit;” “Streets of Dreams”
  • Other media project titles: marcuslemonis.com (website/online resource)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 592,200
  • Twitter handle: @marcuslemonis
  • Instagram followers: 1,300,000
  • Instagram handle: marcuslemonis
  • Bio: Best known for breathing life back into struggling small businesses on CNBC’s “The Profit,” Marcus Lemonis is more than a TV personality, he is a successful entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist.
Read: Most Popular Things To Do With Your Tax Refund — and How To Do It Smarter
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Melissa Lee

  • Work being recognized: “Fast Money”
  • Other media project titles: “Power Lunch” (co-host, television); “Options Action” (host, television)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 135,100
  • Twitter handle: @MelissaLeeCNBC
  • Instagram followers: 976
  • Instagram handle: melissaleeontv
  • Bio: Before “Fast Money,” “Power Lunch,” and “Options Action,” Melissa Lee was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and the host of “Money in Motion Currency Trading.” She also covered investment banking, hedge funds and private equity for the network.
In the News: Will There Be a Fourth Stimulus Check? How Much Will It Be? All Your Questions Answered
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Michael Hiltzik

  • Work being recognized: Los Angeles Times column
  • Other media project titles: “Iron Empires” (book); “Dealers of Lightning” (book); “The New Deal: A Modern History” (book); “Big Science” (book); “Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century” (book); “The Plot Against Social Security” (book); “A Death in Kenya” (book)
  • Accolades: Los Angeles Times (No. 5 newspaper) key columnist
  • Twitter followers: 18,100
  • Twitter handle: @hiltzikm
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: Michael has written for the Los Angeles Times for more than 30 years as an award-winning financial and political writer, foreign correspondent in Africa and Russia, investigative reporter and technology editor. He is currently the Times’ business columnist.
Discover: Retirees Confess What They Wish They’d Done With Their Money
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Michelle Singletary

  • Work being recognized: “The Color of Money” 
  • Other media project titles: “The 21 Day Financial Fast” (book); “Spend Well, Live Rich” (book); “Your Money and Your Man” (book)
  • Accolades: The Washington Post (No. 6 newspaper) key columnist
  • Twitter followers: 34,800
  • Twitter handle: @SingletaryM
  • Instagram followers: 5,424
  • Instagram handle: singletarym
  • Bio: Michelle writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column, “The Color of Money,” which appears in The Washington Post on Wednesday and Sunday. Her award-winning column is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group and is carried in dozens of newspapers nationwide.
Check Out: Columnist Michelle Singletary Says You Should ‘Learn To Hate Debt’
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Mindy Jensen

  • Work being recognized: “BiggerPockets Money”
  • Other media project titles: n/a
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 5,634
  • Twitter handle: @MindyatBP
  • Instagram followers: 2,888
  • Instagram handle: mindyatbp
  • Bio: Mindy Jensen is the community manager for BiggerPockets.com, the co-host of the “BiggerPockets Money” podcast, a real estate investor and a DIY girl.
Be Aware: Real Estate Investing Guru Mindy Jensen Says To Avoid These Types of Properties
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Morgan Brennan

  • Work being recognized: “Squawk on the Street”
  • Other media project titles: “Squawk Alley” (former co-anchor, television)
  • Accolades: CNBC Top Show
  • Twitter followers: 34,600
  • Twitter handle: @MorganLBrennan
  • Instagram followers: 10,200
  • Instagram handle: morgan_bren
  • Bio: Morgan Brennan joined CNBC in December 2013 as a general assignment reporter based at CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and continues to cover a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, defense and space. Prior to joining CNBC, Brennan was a staff writer and reporter for Forbes Media where she reported for Forbes Magazine, ForbesLife Magazine and Forbes.com, most recently covering real estate.
Economy Explained: What’s the Difference Between Fiscal vs. Monetary Policy?
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Morgan Housel

  • Work being recognized: The Psychology of Money
  • Other media project titles: The Wall Street Journal (former columnist for newspaper)
  • Accolades: No. 19, No. 26 AMZN Personal Finance list bestseller, Feb. 9, 2021 
  • Twitter followers: 240,100
  • Twitter handle: @morganhousel
  • Instagram followers: 1,057
  • Instagram handle: morganhousel1
  • Bio: Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. He is a two-time winner of the Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, winner of The New York Times Sidney Award and a two-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
Did You Know: What You Actually Take Home From a $200,000 Salary in Every State
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Neil Cavuto

  • Work being recognized: “Cavuto: Coast to Coast”
  • Other media project titles: “Your World with Neil Cavuto” (television); “CAVUTO Live” (television); “Market Wrap” (former anchor, television); “Today Show” (former contributor, television)
  • Accolades: Fox Business Network Top Program 2020
  • Twitter followers: 571,900
  • Twitter handle: @TeamCavuto
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor of Business News for both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and leads special events coverage for FBN.
Find Out: How To Protect Your Retirement Savings During the Coronavirus Pandemic 
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Nicaila Matthews Okome

  • Work being recognized: “Side Hustle Pro”
  • Other media project titles: Podcast Moguls (service)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 6,302
  • Twitter handle: @sidehustlepro
  • Instagram followers: 80,800
  • Instagram handle: sidehustlepro
  • Bio: The “Side Hustle Pro” podcast is the first and only podcast to spotlight bold, black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Since its launch, It has been named “the perfect entrepreneurship podcast” by Mashable, featured on the "Today" show, earned over 3 million downloads and amassed a loyal social media following of aspiring entrepreneurs.
Read More: What Millennials Can Learn From Gen X’s Money Mistakes
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Nick Martell

  • Work being recognized: “Snacks Daily”
  • Other media project titles: Snacks Daily (newsletter)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, Feb. 9, 2021; Spotify Top Shows in the Business & Technology category, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 9,967
  • Twitter handle: @NickOfNewYork
  • Instagram followers: 1,832
  • Instagram handle: nick.of.new.york
  • Bio: Nick Martell co-leads Robinhood's news efforts as the managing editor of News & Snacks — and at the core of that is Robinhood Snacks digestible financial news. He co-hosts the “Snacks Daily” podcast, newsletter and TV appearances to make financial news accessible to all.
Find Out: What Gen Z Can Learn From Millennials’ Money Mistakes
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Paula Pant

  • Work being recognized: “Afford Anything”
  • Other media project titles: Escape (book)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 22,700
  • Twitter handle: @AffordAnything
  • Instagram followers: 26,700
  • Instagram handle: paulapant
  • Bio: Paula Pant is a podcast host, writer, speaker and media commentator on financial independence and real estate investing. She is the creator and host of the “Afford Anything” podcast, which has more than 13 million downloads and 2,100 reviews, and is ranked by Apple Podcasts as one of the Top 50 Business podcasts. She is the founder of AffordAnything.com, a personal finance and financial independence website that draws 2.5 million annual page views and boasts more than 60,000 email subscribers.
See: Paula Pant Achieved Financial Independence — Here’s What’s Holding Other Women Back  
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Preston Pysh

  • Work being recognized: “We Study Billionaires,” The Investors Podcast Network
  • Other media project titles: BuffettsBooks.com (website); “Warren Buffett's 3 Favorite Books” (book); “Warren Buffett Accounting Book” (book)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 145,500
  • Twitter handle: @PrestonPysh
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: Preston Pysh provides independent research of the stock market and central banking policy. Aside from the podcast, he’s written numerous books on investing and leadership and has been ranked as a top-35 business author on Amazon.
Modern Money Etiquette: Is It Ever OK To Ask For Cash as a Gift?
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Rachel Cruze

  • Work being recognized: “Know Yourself, Know Your Money”
  • Other media project titles: “Love Your Life, Not Theirs” (book); “Smart Money Smart Kids” (book); The Rachel Cruze Show (video and podcast)
  • Accolades: NYT Bestseller Monthly Business List, February 2021
  • Twitter followers: 143,000
  • Twitter handle: @RachelCruze
  • Instagram followers: 388,000
  • Instagram handle: rachelcruze
  • Bio: The daughter of Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze has authored three best-selling books and hosts “The Rachel Cruze Show,” which is available on Facebook and YouTube. “The Rachel Cruze Show podcast” is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
Read: Finance Pro Rachel Cruze Shares the Biggest Money Mistake You’re Probably Making
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Ramit Sethi

  • Work being recognized: “I Will Teach You to Be Rich”
  • Other media project titles: I Will Teach You To Be Rich (blog/website)
  • Accolades: No. 23 Amazon Personal Finance list bestseller, Feb. 9, 2021; NYT Bestseller in Monthly Business List, 2/2021; Time: 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now - Growing Your Personal Wealth
  • Twitter followers: 186,100
  • Twitter handle: @Ramit
  • Instagram followers: 229,000
  • Instagram handle: ramit
  • Bio: A New York Times bestselling author and founder of iwillteachyoutoberich.com, Ramit Sethi’s work has been read by 1 million people.
In the News: Gen Z Teens Exceed Past Generations in Financial Literacy
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Rashad Bilal

  • Work being recognized: “Earn Your Leisure”
  • Other media project titles: N/A
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 21,500
  • Twitter handle: @EarnYourLeisure
  • Instagram followers: 198,000
  • Instagram handle: rashadbilal
  • Bio: Along with Troy Millings, Rashad Bilal is revolutionizing financial education. Aside from the podcast, the pair launched the online education platform Earn Your Leisure University.
Discover: Useless Expenses You Need To Slash From Your Budget Now
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Reema Khrais

  • Work being recognized: This Is Uncomfortable
  • Other media project titles: Marketplace (reporter)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 4,296
  • Twitter handle: @reemakhrais
  • Instagram followers: 1,514
  • Instagram handle: reemakhrais
  • Bio: Reema Khrais spends most of her days interviewing people with surprising, intimate stories about money and jobs.
Find Out: How I’m Sticking to a Budget and Spending Less During COVID-19
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Robert T. Kiyosaki

  • Work being recognized: “Rich Dad Poor Dad Series”
  • Other media project titles: Rich Dad Radio Show (radio/podcast); The Rich Dad Channel (video); “Why We Want You To Be Rich” (book); “Midas Touch” (book); “Who Stole My Pension?” (book); “Second Chance” (book)
  • Accolades: No. 1, No. 9, No. 13 AMZN Personal Finance list bestseller, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 1,500,000
  • Twitter handle: @therealkiyosaki
  • Instagram followers: 1,700,000
  • Instagram handle: therealkiyosaki
  • Bio: An entrepreneur, educator and investor, Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money.
Keep Reading: ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Author Robert Kiyosaki: You Should Never Say ‘I Can’t Afford That’
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Ron Lieber

  • Work being recognized: “Your Money”
  • Other media project titles: “The Opposite of Spoiled” (book); “The Price You Pay for College” (book); Green Thumb (former WSJ column); “Taking Time Off” (co-author, book); “Upstart Start-Ups” (book)
  • Accolades: New York Times (No. 3 newspaper) key columnist
  • Twitter followers: 34,500
  • Twitter handle: @ronlieber
  • Instagram followers: 1,404
  • Instagram handle: ronlieber
  • Bio: Ron Lieber is the author of “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money,” which was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller when it was released in 2015. “The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Roadmap for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make,” was published by HarperCollins in January 2021. Ron has been the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times since 2008.
See: Surprising Ways Gen Z and Millennials Are Worlds Apart Financially
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Scott Trench

  • Work being recognized: “Set for Life” (book); BiggerPockets Money (podcast)
  • Other media project titles: BiggerPockets (contributor to website)
  • Accolades: NYMag: The 13 Best Personal Finance Books, According to Money Experts; Time + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
  • Twitter followers: 4,985
  • Twitter handle: @STrenchBP
  • Instagram followers: 19,500
  • Instagram handle: scott_trench
  • Bio: Scott Trench is the CEO and president of BiggerPockets, which helps ordinary Americans build wealth in part through real estate investing. Since joining BiggerPockets in 2014, Scott has authored the bestselling wealth-building book “Set for Life” and joined Mindy Jensen as co-host of the BiggerPockets Money podcast.
Read: Surprising Ways Gen X and Millennials Are Worlds Apart Financially 
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Stig Brodersen

  • Work being recognized: “We Study Billionaires,” The Investors Podcast Network
  • Other media project titles: “Warren Buffett's 3 Favorite Books” (book); “Warren Buffett Accounting Book” (book)
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 74,400
  • Twitter handle: @stig_brodersen
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: Stig Brodersen is a value investor, business owner and international bestselling author.
Check Out: We Study Billionaires Host Stig Brodersen Says This Investment Will Give You the Best Returns  
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Stuart Varney

  • Work being recognized: “Varney & Co.”
  • Other media project titles: “My Take with Stuart Varney” (television); “Wall Street Journal with Stuart Varney” (former host, television); “Your Money” (former host, television); “Business Day” (former host, television); “Business Asia” (former host, television)
  • Accolades: Fox Business Network Top Program 2020
  • Twitter followers: 618,400
  • Twitter handle: @Varneyco
  • Instagram followers: 47,500
  • Instagram handle: varneyco
  • Bio: Stuart Varney joined Fox Business Network in 2007 and is the host of “Varney & Co.,” the highest-rated market program on television. Prior to joining FNC, Varney was a co-anchor of CNN's “Moneyline News Hour.” Varney helped launch CNN's business news team in 1980 and hosted many of their financial programs including. His reporting and analysis of the stock market crash of 1987 helped earn CNN a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism.
Read: 100 Ways To Make Money Without a 9-to-5
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Suze Orman

  • Work being recognized: “Women & Money”
  • Other media project titles: “The Suze Orman Show” (former host, television)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021; TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now - Smart Money Moves for Women
  • Twitter followers: 1,400,000
  • Twitter handle: @SuzeOrmanShow
  • Instagram followers: 83,100
  • Instagram handle: therealsuzeorman
  • Bio: A No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is one of America’s most recognized experts on personal finance. Orman was a contributing editor to “O” The Oprah Magazine for 16 years, Costco Connection Magazine for over 18 years and hosted the award-winning “Suze Orman Show,” which aired every Saturday night on CNBC for 13 years.
Suze Orman: Don’t Spend or Invest Your Stimulus — Do This Instead
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Tiffany Aliche

  • Work being recognized: Brown Ambition
  • Other media project titles: The Budgetnista (blog/website)
  • Accolades: TIME + NextAdvisor's Best Finance Podcasts of 2021; TIME 10 Financial Experts You Should Be Following Right Now - Budgeting and Saving Tips
  • Twitter followers: 52,200
  • Twitter handle: @TheBudgetnista
  • Instagram followers: 444,000
  • Instagram handle: thebudgetnista
  • Bio: Tiffany Aliche is an award-winning financial educator who is rising to become one of America’s favorite personal finance experts. Through her company, The Budgetnista, Tiffany has created a financial movement that has helped more than 800,000 women worldwide collectively save more than $100 million, pay off over $75 million in debt, purchase homes and transform the way they think about their finances.
See: 30 Things You Do That Can Mess Up Your Credit Score
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Timothy Ferriss

  • Work being recognized: “The 4-Hour Workweek” (book); Tim Ferris Show (podcast)
  • Other media project titles: “The 4-Hour Workweek” (book); “The 4-Hour Body” (book); “The 4-Hour Chef” (book); “Tools of Titans” (book); “Tribe of Mentors” (book); “Tim Ferriss” (blog/website)
  • Accolades: No. 10 Amazon Personal Finance list bestseller, Feb. 9, 2021; Spotify Top Shows in the Business & Technology category, Feb. 9, 2021; Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category, Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 1,700,000
  • Twitter handle: @tferriss
  • Instagram followers: 1,100,000
  • Instagram handle: timferriss
  • Bio: Lauded by Fast Company and Fortune as one of the industry’s best, Timothy Ferriss is an early-stage technology investor and advisor, with a history that includes stakes in Uber, Shopify, Facebook, Alibaba and Duolingo. He’s the author of five No. 1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers and “The Tim Ferriss Show” is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads and has now topped 600 million downloads.
Find Out: Old-School Money Advice You Shouldn’t Follow Anymore
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Troy Millings

  • Work being recognized: Earn Your Leisure
  • Other media project titles: n/a
  • Accolades: Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category Feb. 9, 2021
  • Twitter followers: 21,500
  • Twitter handle: @EarnYourLeisure
  • Instagram followers: 19,400
  • Instagram handle: troymillings
  • Bio: Along with Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings uses the podcast to give listeners a behind-the-scenes peek into the worlds of entertainment, sports, and back entrepreneurship while using the Earn Your Leisure online platform to provide financial literacy education.
Read: Best Financial Advice From Oprah and Other Big-Name Celebs
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Vicki Robin

  • Work being recognized: “Your Money or Your Life”
  • Other media project titles: “Blessing the Hands that Feed Us” (book); CoVida Conversations (podcast); What Could Possibly Go Right? (podcast)
  • Accolades: NYMag: The 13 Best Personal Finance Books, According to Money Experts
  • Twitter followers: 2,014
  • Twitter handle: @vicki_robin
  • Instagram followers: 773
  • Instagram handle: vickirobin
  • Bio: The New York Times called Vicki Robin the “prophet of consumption down-sizers.” An author and speaker, she has lectured widely and appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including “Good Morning America,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and “Morning Edition.”
Discover: Steal These Money Secrets From 25 Millionaires Under 25
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William D. Danko

  • Work being recognized: “The Millionaire Next Door”
  • Other media project titles: “Richer Than A Millionaire: A Pathway to True Prosperity” (book), Richer Than a Millionaire (website)
  • Accolades: NYMag: The 13 Best Personal Finance Books, According to Money Experts
  • Twitter followers: N/A
  • Twitter handle: N/A
  • Instagram followers: N/A
  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Bio: After more than three decades on the faculty of the State University of New York at Albany, Bill Danko achieved emeritus status in 2007 at the School of Business. During his tenure, he studied consumer behavior, and in particular the topic of wealth formation.
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    Methodology: GOBankingRates reviewed the following rankings to identify the experts that America is getting its money advice from:
    1. NYT Bestsellers on the Monthly Business List for 2/2021
    2. Amazon Bestsellers in the Personal Finance category as of Feb. 9, 2021
    3. Spotify Top Shows in the Business and Technology category as of Feb. 9, 2021
    4. Apple Podcasts Top Shows in the Business category as of Feb. 9, 2021
    5. Talkers 2020 Heavy Hundred - Top Ten
    6. FOX Business Network top-rated programs of 2020
    7. CNBC Popular Shows
    8. TIME ranked Best Finance Podcasts of 2021
    9. TIME's 10 Financial Experts to Follow
    10. NYMag's Best Personal Finance Books According to Money Experts
    Additionally, to account for prominent voices in print media, GOBankingRates identified key columnists for seven of the nine most widely circulated daily newspapers in the U.S. according to 2019 data from Alliance for Audited Media and made available by Cision. For each expert with a work that received one of the above accolades, GOBankingRates found information on their other media projects, their Twitter handle and follower count, their Instagram handle and follower count and a professional summary. GOBankingRates maintained our roundups focus on personal finance, so some works in the above rankings were excluded due to being broadly about habits, health, mindset, etc.