Sharon Lechter

Sharon Lechter

A life-long education advocate, Sharon Lechter is the founder of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization, and YOUTHpreneur, an innovative new way to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in our children. In 2008 Sharon was appointed to the first Presidents Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. She and the 18 other members of the council, selectively appointed by President Bush, continue to serve President Obama and advise him on the need for financial literacy education. Sharon is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, educator, international speaker, licensed CPA and mother. She has been a pioneer in developing new technologies to bring education into children’s lives in ways that are innovative, challenging and fun, and remains committed to education particularly financial literacy. Each year, in cooperation with the Women’s Presidents Organization, Sharon holds an event across the country to teach young girls financial lessons through interactive games. In 2009 this event launched her new financial literacy board game THRIVE TIME for Teens, an innovative experiential and fun life and money reality game. Sharon has authored Think and Grow Rich Three Feet From Gold in cooperation with the Napoleon Hill Foundation and Greg Reid which was released in October 2009. Future projects with the Napoleon Hill Foundation include Think and Grow Rich titles for Women and Children. 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.