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Ric Edelman

Ric Edelman

Founder and Chairman, Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals
Ric Edelman

Ric is a leading financial educator and champion of improving financial literacy for all Americans. He’s the award-winning host of the longest-running national personal finance radio show on the air for 30 years on 90 stations coast-to-coast. He’s also produced several award-winning specials for Public Television, and he’s a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 10 books on personal finance, including a best-selling children’s book on money. Ric taught personal finance for 9 years at Georgetown University and is now a Distinguished Lecturer at his alma mater, Rowan University, which awarded Ric an Honorary Doctorate in 1999 and in 2020 named its communications school the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts. Ric and his wife Jean live in Northern Virginia. They serve on a variety of nonprofit boards and are benefactors of the Edelman Center for Nursing at Inova Hospital Foundation, the Edelman Indoor Arena at Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, and Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium and Edelman Fossil Park.