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Where Do Americans Get Their Money Advice? Top 100 Financial Experts of 2022

Money can be a complicated subject, and Americans are turning to experts to get financial advice. A survey conducted by GOBankingRates found that almost half of Americans seek guidance from financial experts. With the help of “best of” lists and other rankings, GOBankingRates compiled a list of the most popular financial experts in various categories for 2022.

Top Authors

Buying personal finance or money advice books is a popular way for Americans to seek financial advice. Here are some of the most popular authors identified by the survey:

  • Andrew Aziz, author of “How To Day Trade for a Living”
  • Barbara Huson, author of “Secrets of Six-Figure Women”
  • Brandon Turner, author of “The Book on Rental Property Investing”
  • Dave Ramsey, author of “The Total Money Makeover”
  • David Bach, author of “The Automatic Millionaire” and “Smart Women Finish Rich”
  • Erin Lowry, author of “Broke Millennial”
  • Grant Cardone, author of “The 10X Rule”
  • J. L. Collins, author of “The Simple Path to Wealth”
  • Jen Sincero, author of “You are a Badass at Making Money” and “Master the Mindset of Wealth”
  • Morgan Housel, author of “The Psychology of Money”
  • Rachel Cruze, author of “Know Yourself, Know Your Money”
  • Rachel Rodgers, author of “We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth and Gaining Economic Power”
  • Ramit Sethi, author of “I Will Teach You To Be Rich”
  • Ray Dalio, author of “Principles for Dealing With the Changing World Order”
  • Robert T. Kiyosaki, author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad” series
  • Scott Trench, author of “Set for Life”
  • Tiffany Aliche, author of “Get Good with Money”
  • Tim Ferriss, author of “The 4-Hour Workweek”
  • Tonya B. Rapley, author of “The Money Manual”
  • Vicki Robin, author of “Your Money or Your Life”
  • William D. Danko, author of “The Millionaire Next Door”

Top Radio and Podcast Hosts

The survey found that 23% of Americans subscribed to personal finance and money advice podcasts in the last year. Here are the most popular hosts of these podcasts and radio shows:

  • Andrew Sather, host of “The Investing for Beginners Podcast”
  • Barbara Ginty, host of “Future Rich”
  • Chris Hill, host of “Motley Fool Money”
  • Dave Ahern, host of “The Investing for Beginners Podcast”
  • David Brown, host of “Business Wars”
  • David Greene, host of “BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast”
  • Farnoosh Torabi, host of “So Money”
  • J. David Stein, host of “Money For the Rest of Us”
  • Jack Kramer, host of “The Best One Yet”
  • Jill Schlesinger, host of “Jill on Money”
  • Kai Ryssdal, host of “Marketplace”
  • Mandi Woodruff-Santos, host of “MandiMoney”
  • Mindy Jensen, host of “BiggerPockets Money”
  • Nicaila Matthews Okome, host of “Side Hustle Pro”
  • Nick Martell, host of “The Best One Yet”
  • Paula Pant, host of “Afford Anything”
  • Preston Pysh, host of “We Study Billionaires”
  • Rashad Bilal, host of “Earn Your Leisure”
  • Reema Khrais, host of “This Is Uncomfortable”
  • Scott Trench, host of “BiggerPockets Money”
  • Stig Brodersen, host of “We Study Billionaires”
  • Suze Orman, host of “Women & Money”
  • Tim Ferriss, host of the “Tim Ferriss Show”
  • Troy Millings, host of “Earn Your Leisure”

Top Social Media Influencers

Social media platforms have become increasingly popular avenues for seeking financial advice. Here are some of the most significant names in personal finance on various platforms, according to the survey:

  • Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) – 9.8 million followers on TikTok
  • Robert Kiyosaki (@therealkiyosaki) – 3.7 million followers on Instagram
  • Grant Cardone (@grantcardone) – 3.2 million followers on Twitter
  • Patrice Washington (@seekwisdompcw) – 938,000 followers on Instagram

Top Blog and Website Founders

The survey found that 45% of Americans seek personal finance advice online. Here are the most trusted blog and website founders in 2022:

  • Madam Money
  • Money Saving Mom
  • Mr. Money Mustache
  • NerdWallet
  • The Penny Hoarder

Top TV Personalities

The survey found that 15% of Americans get financial advice from television, with 4% citing it as their primary source. Here are the TV personalities Americans are watching for financial advice:

  • Andrew Ross Sorkin, host of “Squawk Box”
  • Barbara Corcoran, Shark on “Shark Tank”
  • Becky Quick, host of “Squawk Box”
  • Carl Quintanilla, host of “Squawk on the Street” and “Squawk Alley”
  • Charles Payne, host of “Making Money with Charles Payne”
  • David Asman, host of “After the Bell”
  • David Faber, host of “Squawk on the Street”
  • Daymond John, Shark on “Shark Tank”
  • Elizabeth MacDonald, host of “The Evening Edit With Elizabeth MacDonald”
  • Jim Cramer, host of “Squawk on the Street”
  • Joe Kernen, host of “Squawk Box”
  • Jon Fortt, host of “TechCheck”
  • Kelly Evans, host of “The Exchange”
  • Kevin O’Leary, Shark on “Shark Tank”
  • Maria Bartiromo, host of “Mornings with Maria” and “Wall Street”

Related Facts

  • The survey found that Millennials are the most likely to seek financial guidance from social media platforms, while Baby Boomers rely on TV personalities for financial advice.
  • 57% of adults in the United States report having less than $1,000 in their savings accounts, according to a 2022 survey by Bankrate.
  • The average American household debt is $146,000, according to Credit Karma’s 2022 Credit Health Report.

Key Takeaway

There are numerous financial experts from varied sources to choose from when seeking financial advice. However, it is crucial to research and verify the information provided by these experts before acting on it.


According to GOBankingRates’ survey, Americans are turning more and more to financial experts for advice, with the popularity of different sources varying among different age groups. It is essential to verify the information provided before taking any steps based on these recommendations.

Denk Liu
Denk Liu
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