Private financial education: Top 100 list of crypto experts

GOBankingRates has recently published the new list of “Top 100 Financial Experts for 2022”.

Crypto celebrities Sam Bankman-Fried (CEO of the crypto exchange FTX), Michael Saylor (CEO of Microstrategy) and entrepreneur and crypto advocate Elon Musk all came in the top 100 rankings of the most popular people consulting for financial information.

80% of the respondents stated that they get information on financial topics from celebrities or influencers.

The most popular personalities from the financial industry

Here is a selection of celebrities or influencers who are not from the crypto industry and are part of the list:

  • Carl Icahn, founder of Icahn Enterprises
  • David Tepper, Founder and President of Appaloosa Management
  • James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley
  • Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase
  • Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock
  • Lloyd Blankfein, Senior Chairman for Goldman Sachs
  • Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman of the Blackstone Group
  • Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

How was the list created?

Andrew Murray, Senior Data Researcher at GOBankingRates, explains how the Top 100 list came about:

To determine the top 100 money experts, GOBankingRates analyzed a variety of media, including the top 100 radio programs, ratings of TV shows, columns in print media, social media, podcast rankings, and the New York Times bestseller lists. These experts cover a variety of topicsfrom the basics of saving and buying your first home to the seemingly ever-changing world of cryptocurrencies and everything in between. “

Respondents also use the following sources of information to learn about financial topics:

  • Blogs and Websites (45%)
  • Popular economic statistics (33%).
  • Podcasts and radio programs (23%)
  • Books (20%)
  • Social media (19%)
  • TV series (15%)
  • News columns (20%)
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Top authors

Nearly a quarter (24%) of respondents had purchased books on personal finance or money advice within the past 12 months. Below you will find the most read authors or books:

  • 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 Investing”
  • Dave Ramsey, author of The Total Money Makeover
  • David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire and Smart Women Get Rich
  • Erin Lowry, author of “Broke Millennial”
  • Grant Cardone, author of “The 10X Rule”
  • JL Collins, author of The Easy Way 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 Women’s Guide to Earning More, Build Wealth, and Win Economic Power
  • Ramit Sethi, author of “I Want to Teach You to Get Rich”
  • Ray Dalio, author of “Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order”
  • Robert T. Kiyosaki, author of the series “Rich Dad Poor Dad”.
  • Scott Trench, author of Prepared for Life
  • Tiffany Aliche, author of Money Management
  • Tim Ferriss, author of “The 4 Hour Workweek”
  • Tonya B. Rapley, author of The Money Handbook
  • Vicki Robin, author of “Your Money or Your Life”
  • William D. Danko, author of The Millionaire Next Door
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Top podcasts

Podcasts about money are becoming increasingly popular. Here are the most popular podcasts or podcast hosts that respondents have heard:

  • Andrew Sather, host of the Investors for Beginners podcast
  • Barbara Ginty, host of “Future Rich”
  • Chris Hill, host of “Motley Fool Money”
  • Dave Ahern, host of the podcast Investing for Beginners
  • David Brown, host of Business Wars
  • David Greene, host of the “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 So Far”
  • Jill Schlesinger, host of “Jill on Money”
  • Kai Ryssdal, moderator for “Marketplace”
  • Mandi Woodruff-Santos, host of the show “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’re Investigating 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’re Investigating Billionaires
  • Suze Orman, host of “Women and Money”
  • Tim Ferriss, host of The Tim Ferriss Show
  • Troy Millings, Host of Earn Your Leisure

Top influential social media

The leading social media influencers are becoming increasingly powerful. The names mentioned include:

  • Andrei Jikh, YouTube
  • Coin Bureau, YouTube
  • Graham Stephen, YouTube
  • Humphrey Yang, @humphreytalks on TikTok
  • Jaspreet Singh, Minority Mindset on YouTube
  • John Eringman, @johnefinance on TikTok
  • John Liang, @johnsfinancetips on TikTok
  • Nate O’Brien, YouTube
  • Taylor Price, @pricelesstay on TikTok

Top blogs

Almost all respondents enjoy reading blogs. Here are the most popular authors and blogs:

  • Chelsea Fagan, founder of The Financial Diet
  • Danetha Doe, founder of Money & Mimosas
  • Jaime Rogozinski, founder of r / wallstreetbets
  • Jully-Alma Taveras, Founder of Investing Latina
  • Tori Dunlap, founder of her first $ 100,000

Top TV personalities

Although TV is not as popular as it used to be, respondents indicated which economic TV series and TV stars they enjoy watching:

  • 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 Make 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, presenter 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”
  • Liz Claman, host of “The Claman Countdown”
  • Lori Greiner, shark on “Shark Tank”
  • Marcus Lemonis, host of “The Profit” and “Streets of Dreams”
  • Mark Cuban, shark on “Shark Tank”
  • Melissa Lee, host of “Fast Money”
  • Morgan Brennan, host of “Squawk on the Street”
  • Neil Cavuto, host of “Cavuto: Coast to Coast”
  • Robert Herjavec, shark on “Shark Tank”
  • Stuart Varney, host of “Varney & Co

here you will find further results of the Top 100 Financial Expert Survey.


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