Meet 2016's Top 50 Social Influencers in Personal Finance & Wealth

A MoneyTips Exclusive Study

Meet 2016's Top 50 Social Influencers in Personal Finance & Wealth
April 25, 2016

Tired of spending what you earn instead of saving? You’re not alone. A recent study by Pew Charitable Trusts showed that 55% of households were “savings-limited” without available liquid assets to cover one months’ income.

Most Americans could benefit from learning better money management as we struggle to govern our assets in a truly effective way. At MoneyTips, we believe in the power of community to share knowledge and mobilize each other far better than individuals can accomplish on their own. For that reason, we recently compiled the most socially influential and well-connected personal finance and wealth experts to share with our readers, as we did in 2014.

A list of more than 400 personal finance professionals ranging from journalists to bloggers, CEOs, television hosts, and more was assembled utilizing today’s most advanced and innovative identification tools and engagement systems including Klout, GroupHigh, and Little Bird. The list was then ranked by determining each expert’s credibility, social influence, engagement scores, citations from other industry heavyweights, and other attributes, establishing our final lineup.

MoneyTips is thrilled to announce 2016’s Top 50 Social Influencers in Personal Finance & Wealth. Each of these professionals leverages social media to the fullest in order to help their audience make wise investments, manage assets in an effective manner, and start down the road to financial freedom. Congratulations to everyone who made the list!

We would love to know your thoughts on our list, or whom you think should have made it, by commenting below.

  1. Dave Ramsey, @DaveRamsey – American Financial Author; Host, The Dave Ramsey Show; Founder, Ramsey Solutions
  2. Robert T. Kiyosaki, @theRealKiyosaki – Financial Education Advocate; Founder & Author, The Rich Dad Company
  3. Suze Orman, CFP, @SuzeOrmanShow – Host, The Suze Orman Show and Suze Orman's Financial Essentials; Contributing Finance Editor, O, The Oprah Magazine
  4. Josh Brown, @ReformedBroker – CEO, Ritholtz Wealth Management; Contributor CNBC’s Fast Money/Halftime Report
  5. Clark Howard, @ClarkHoward – Host, The Clark Howard Show; New York Times #1 best-selling author
  6. Alan Krueger, @Alan_Krueger – Professor of Economics, Princeton University
  7. Mr. Money Mustache, @mrmoneymustache – Founder & Blogger, MrMoneyMustache.com
  8. Jason Zweig, @JasonZweigWSJ – Investing columnist for The Wall Street Journal; author of Your Money and Your Brain
  9. Barry Ritholtz, @ritholtz – Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Ritholtz Wealth Management
  10. Todd Duncan, @toddstweets – CEO/Founder, The Duncan Group
  11. Lauren Young, @LaurenYoung – Money editor, Thomson Reuters
  12. Charles Passy, @CharlesPassy – Staff Writer, Dow Jones; previously held roles at MarketWatch.com, SmartMoney.com, SmartMoney Magazine, and other financial publications
  13. Blake Ellis, @blakeellis3 – Investigative writer, CNNMoney.com
  14. Carl Richards, CFP, @behaviorgap – Director of Investor Education, BAM Advisor Services; Columnist, The New York Times
  15. Zain Asher, @ZainAsher – International anchor, CNN; former CNN business correspondent and reporter for CNNMoney.com
  16. Jose Pagliery, @Jose_Pagliery – Cybersecurity reporter, CNNMoney.com; author of Bitcoin and the Future of Money
  17. Michelle Singletary, @SingletaryM – Personal Finance Columnist, The Washington Post
  18. Ben Carlson, CFA, @awealthofcs – Director of Institutional Asset Management, Ritholtz Wealth Management; author of A Wealth of Common Sense
  19. Jean Chatzky, @JeanChatzky – Financial Editor, NBC’s TODAY Show; Columnist & Financial Ambassador, AARP
  20. Tara Siegel Bernard, @tarasbernard – Personal Finance & Consumer Reporter, The New York Times
  21. Karen Damato, @DamatoK – Wealth editor, The Wall Street Journal
  22. Jesse Eisinger, @eisingerj – Senior reporter, ProPublica; former Wall Street Editor, Conde Nast
  23. Ron Lieber, @ronlieberYour Money columnist, New York Times; author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
  24. Tracy Shannon Levey, @TaxAddict – Co-Founder & VP of Communications, Parker Tax Publishing
  25. Natali Morris, @natalimorris – News anchor, MSNBC; contributor, CNBC and the TODAY Show; Creator, natalimorris.com
  26. Francesco Guerrera, @guerreraf72 – Associate Editor/Chief Financial Correspondent, Politico Europe
  27. Sharon Epperson, @sharon_epperson – Senior personal finance correspondent, CNBC
  28. Josh Zumbrun, @JoshZumbrun – National economics correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
  29. Tiffany Aliche, @TheBudgetnista – Owner, The Budgetnista
  30. Detlef Schrempf, @Dschrempf – Partner & Director of Business Development, Coldstream Capital; President, Detlef Schrempf Foundation
  31. Catey Hill, @CateyHill – Special Projects Editor, MarketWatch.com
  32. Garry Marr, @DustyWallet – Columnist/Reporter, National Post
  33. Patrick O’Shaughnessy, CFA, @millennial_inv – Portfolio Manager, O’Shaughnessy Asset Management; author of Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune
  34. Patrice C Washington, @SeekWisdomPCW – Founder & CEO, Seek Wisdom Find Wealth, Inc.
  35. Farnoosh Torabi, @FARNOOSH – Founder & Host, So Money with Farnoosh Torabi; Senior Contributor, DailyWorth.com
  36. Nicole Blackmore, @Nicole_B_K – Senior personal finance reporter, The Telegraph
  37. Gina Lincicum, @MoneywiseMoms – Owner & Writer, MoneywiseMoms.com
  38. Trevor Delaney, @Trevor_Delaney – Former Personal Finance Editor, The Associated Press
  39. Michael Kitces, MSFS, MTAX, CFP, CLU, ChFC, @MichaelKitces – Partner & Director of Research, Pinnacle Advisory Group; Publisher, The Kitces Report and Nerd’s Eye View blog
  40. Penelope Wang, @PennyWriter – Editor-at-Large, Money Magazine
  41. Jaime Masters, @eventualmillion – Business coach/Keynote Speaker/Best-Selling Author, Eventual Millionaire
  42. Jeff Rose, CFP, @jjeffrose – CEO & Founder, Alliance Wealth Management, LLC; Creator, GoodFinancialCents.com
  43. Andrew Oxlade, @andrew_oxlade – Executive Head of Personal Finance, Telegraph Media Group
  44. Jason Vasquez, @JasonVasquezWF – Vice President/Head of Personal Lending Group Corporate Communications/National Spokesperson, Wells Fargo
  45. Ebong Eka, CPA, @ebongeka – Founder, EKAnomics and Ericorp Consulting; Manager, Tax & Client Services, Levyti Consulting, Inc.
  46. Winnie Sun, @sungroupwp – Managing Director & Founding Partner, Sun Group Wealth Partners; Investment News’ Twenty Women to Watch and Forbes Contributor
  47. Stefanie O'Connell, @stefanieoconnel – Financial expert, Gen Y advocate, speaker, and author of The Broke and Beautiful Life
  48. Wes Moss, CFP, @WesMoss365 – Partner & Chief Investment Strategist, Capital Investment Advisors; Host, Money Matters radio show
  49. Sandra Block, @sandyblock – Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
  50. Jonathan Eley, @JohnathanEley – Lex column contributor, Financial Times; Former Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times
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trish | 04.26.16 @ 15:02
Definitely recognize some of the big names, and own Dave Ramsey;s book. As well as follow Suze Orman. Interested in looking into some of the others as well
Steffanie | 04.26.16 @ 15:02
We love Dave Ramsey and try to follow him. I can definitely see why he is at the top.
Erin | 04.26.16 @ 15:02
I've honestly only heard of a couple of these people. It looks like there is a lot of information out there that I have been missing out on. I will have to check some of these other people out. Thanks!
Carla Truett | 04.26.16 @ 15:02
I have never heard of most of these people. Congrats to the ones that made the list!
Stokes | 04.26.16 @ 15:04
I'm not surprised Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman, and Clark Howard are at the top. Clark Howard is my personal favorite. He's been teaching me to save money since I was a teenager.
Sarah | 04.26.16 @ 15:05
lots of people on this list. heard of some of them but not all. nice compliation
Nancy | 04.26.16 @ 15:05
That's an interesting mix of people. I have heard of several of them.
Irene | 04.26.16 @ 15:07
Great list, I am following a few of these folks on twitter. Suze is my favorite
Jonathan | 04.26.16 @ 15:08
Really love these infographics!
Elaine | 04.26.16 @ 15:09
Not surprised to see save Ramsey on top of the list with so many churches holding classes based off his information.
Wanda Langley | 04.26.16 @ 21:02
Clark Howard has saved me money several times as well as some that I have passed on to family members with some of his tips.
Natasha | 05.24.16 @ 16:36
Love this list! I definitely will check out those who I've never heard of before.
sascarelli | 06.01.16 @ 01:20
Quentin Fottrell at MarketWatch -- a fantastic Moneyologist
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