Ric Edelman

Ric Edelman

Formal First Name
Fredric (Ric)
5/28/1958 - present

Ric Edelman is the Founder of Edelman Financial Engines. For more than 30 years, he has been passionate about teaching everyday people about personal finance. His dedication to teaching the public about personal finance has established him as a prominent and trusted financial professional in the United States. Edelman is recognized as one of the nation’s most influential personalities in the financial planning and investment management business. He is also an award-winning radio show host and bestselling author who has sold millions of copies of personal finance books.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Edelman Planetarium and Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University
  • Edelman Center for Nursing at Inova Health Foundation
  • Edelman Indoor Arena at the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program
  • Edelman Alzheimer’s XPRIZE



“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.”