In this episode Sharon Lechter (Co-Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad and Think and Grow Rich For Women) shares her life story that kindled her passion to teach the world about Financially Literacy – giving us an inside glimpse on what it takes to create personal wealth and professional influence!
Sharon L. Lechter is an American accountant, author, and businesswoman. She is the co-author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, and the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization. In January 2008, Lechter was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy to serve a two-year term. Lechter graduated from Florida State University with an Accounting degree in 1979, then worked briefly for a small accounting firm, “Big Eight”. She met her husband, Michael Lechter, in 1980. Subsequently, the Lechters met Robert Kiyosaki and, together, formed the Rich Dad companies. Lechter has stated that she held various management positions with unnamed computer, insurance, and publishing companies, while maintaining her credentials as a professional CPA. In 1997, Lechter co-authored the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, along with 14 other books in the Rich Dad series, and was CEO of the Rich Dad company for over 10 years. She also annotated Outwitting the Devil (1938), in cooperation with the Napoleon Hill Foundation, and co-authored its publication, Three Feet from Gold. In 2007 Lechter created Pay Your Family First, a financial literacy education company.