Fredric Mark “Ric” Edelman[1] is the chairman and co-founder of Edelman Financial Services, LLC, the author of several personal finance books and the host of a weekly personal finance talk radio show called The Ric Edelman Show, syndicated by Syndicated Solutions.[2] Edelman was also the host of the public television show The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman. Edelman was ranked the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in the United States by Barron’s in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2018.[3][4] For 2018, Edelman was ranked #1.[4] He is an alumnus of Glassboro State College, now Rowan University, with a bachelor’s degree in communications.[citation needed]

In October 2016, Jean and Ric Edelman donated $25 million to the Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University.

Books in order of publication:

  • Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth (2001)
  • What You Need to Do Now (2001)
  • Discover the Wealth Within You (2003)
  • The Lies About Money (2007)
  • Rescue Your Money (2009)
  • The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman|The Truth About Money (2010)
  • The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs (2014)
  • The Truth About Your Future (2017)