Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

Formal First Name
1961 - present

Barry Ritholtz is the creator and host of Masters in Business, Bloomberg Radio's most popular and longest running podcast. He also serves as a Bloomberg Opinion Columnist, writing about finance, the economy and the business world. Barry is the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Ritholtz Wealth Management, a leading financial planning and wealth management firm. He is the driving force behind The Big Picture, one of the most influential and widely-read financial blogs on the web. Barry has over 25 years of experience in working at the intersection of behavioral finance and economics. Previously, he was the CEO and Director of Equity Research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. Today, he is on the advisory boards of Riskalyze, and Peer Street, two leading financial technology startups bringing transparency and analytics to the investment business.

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  • The Big Picture is often ranked as the number one financial blog to follow by The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and others.

  • Since its launch in 2003, the blog has amassed over 275 million visitors.

  • TED named TBP one of top 100 Websites You Should Know and Use.

  • TBP was featured in the New York Times MagazineYear in Ideas“.

  • Numerous traffic sites rank The Big Picture as one of the most trafficked Markets/Economics blogs on the web.



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