Sharon Lechter is an entrepreneur, international speaker, author, philanthropist, licensed CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant. Sharon is the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial and entrepreneurial education organization. Regarded as a global expert on financial literacy, in 2008 she was appointed to the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and served President Bush and President Obama. In 2009, Sharon was appointed to the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission as a national spokesperson and was reappointed in 2014. Sharon is a Junior Achievement University of Success Founding Chancellor and served as Arizona Chairman for the 2020 Women on Boards initiative in 2017 and 2018.
Sharon is the co-author of the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad and 14 other books in the Rich Dad series. Over 10 years as co-Founder and CEO, she led the Rich Dad Company and brand to global success. In 2008, she was asked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to help re-energize the teachings of Napoleon Hill and has three bestselling books in cooperation with the Foundation, including Three Feet from Gold, Outwitting the Devil and Think and Grow Rich for Women. She is also featured in the 2017 movie Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy.