Sharon Lechter

A life-long education advocate, in 2008 Sharon was appointed to the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. Selectively appointed by President Bush,the Council continues to serve President Obama and advise him on the need for financial literacy education. In addition, Sharon serves as a national spokesperson for the National CPAs Commission on Financial Literacy.

Sharon is also known world-wide as the co-author of the international best-selling book Rich Dad, Poor Dad and the Rich Dad series of books. During her 10 years with the Rich Dad Company, it grew into an international powerhouse with over 20 books, board games, Web sites, CDs, audio cassettes and seminars.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad has been on The New York Times Best Sellers List for over six and a half years and is available in over 50 languages and sold in more than 108 countries. More than 27 million Rich Dad books have been sold around the world.

In 1989 Sharon joined forces with the inventor of the first electronic ‘talking book’ and expanded the electronic book industry to a multi-million dollar international market.

For the last three years, in cooperation with the Women’s Presidents Organization, Sharon has held events across America to teach young girls financial lessons through interactive games.

A committed philanthropist, Sharon also gives back to world communities as both a Volunteer and benefactor. In October of 2009, Sharon received the Humanitarian Award from the Caring Institute.

Sharon is a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Attorney General of the State of Arizona. She also serves on
In 2002, Childhelp honoured Sharon and her husband, Michael, as recipients of the Spirit of the Children Award.the national board of the Women Presidents’ Organization, the national board of Childhelp, a national organization founded to prevent and treat child abuse, and the national board for EmpowHER, a national on-line women’s health resource.

Sharon graduated with Magna Cum Laude honours from Florida State University with a degree in accounting, then joined the ranks of a Big Eight accounting firm. Sharon has held various management positions with computer, insurance, and publishing companies while maintaining her professional credentials as a Wisconsin CPA, and a member of the AICPA.