Co-founder of Edelman Financial Engines


Rowan University, Singularity University


  • Co-founder of Edelman Financial Engines
  • Named #1 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron’s
  • Dedicated to teaching everyday people about personal finance for over 30 years


In addition to co-founding Edelman Financial Engines, what is now the nation’s largest independent Registered Investment Advisory firm serving 86,000 households and more than one million 401(k) participants at 770 of the largest companies in America (including 144 of the Fortune 500), Ric Edelman is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than one million copies collectively in print. Ric’s ten books on personal finance have been translated into several languages and have educated countless people worldwide. He has also been named among the top 100 radio talk show hosts for four years by TALKERS magazine, and his weekly show has been on the air for nearly 30 years. Ric also produces specials for public television that air across the U.S. and in Asia. 

In addition to many other charitable activities, Ric and Jean are benefactors of the Edelman Planetarium and Edelman Fossil Park (both at Rowan University), the Edelman Center for Nursing at Inova Health Foundation, the Edelman Indoor Arena at the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, and the Edelman Alzheimer’s XPRIZE.


Ric graduated cum laude from Rowan University in 1980. He received an honorary doctorate from the university in 1999. Ric graduated from the Executive Program at Singularity University in 2012.

Quote from Ric Edelman

“You’re faced with financial decisions every day – how to earn it, save it, spend it, and share it. But most Americans have not been shown how; as a result, many families are struggling financially. That’s why my wife Jean and I founded Edelman Financial Services in 1987 – to help people take control of their personal finances, and their financial future.”