Ric Edelman founded the nation’s largest financial planning firm, which manages $300 billion for 1.4 million families across the United States. He was ranked three times as the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron’s, is in two industry Halls of Fame and received the IARFC’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds two patents for financial product innovation, appeared on Oprah five times and was once the answer to 21 Across in a New York Times crossword puzzle.
Edelman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 12 books on personal finance, with more than 1.2 million copies sold in eight languages worldwide, his daily show is in the top 1% of all podcasts and Rowan University’s Ric Edelman College of Communications and Creative Arts is named in his honor. He has been a member of the Museum's Board of Trustees since 2024.