Sharon Lechter is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, educator, international speaker, licensed CPA, and mother. She is the coauthor of the internationally bestselling book Rich Dad, Poor Dad and the Rich Dad series of twenty books, which were on the New York Times bestseller list for over six and a half years with more than twenty-seven million copies sold. In 2008, Sharon was appointed to the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. Selectively appointed by President Bush, the Council continued to serve President Obama and advise him on the need for financial literacy education. She is a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Attorney General of the State of Arizona and serves on the national board of the Women Presidents’ Organization. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a degree in accounting then joined the ranks of a Big Eight accounting firm. She 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. For the last twenty years she has been an entrepreneur dedicated to financial literacy.