Former Star on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and Author of The Wealthy Barber Series
David Chilton’s speeches aren’t about just money: they’re about believing in yourself, overcoming mistakes (many of his are truly hilarious), and most importantly, they’re about perspective—the missing ingredient in many people’s financial lives. The sequel to The Wealthy Barber, entitled The Wealthy Barber Returns, offers expanded advice—20 years worth—to a new generation of Canadians seeking strong, non-technical, and reliable advice. Chilton is the opposite of the stereotypical dry financial expert: he’s “charming, unpretentious and funny,” says The Chicago Sun-Times. A former star judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Chilton also offers stories of investment, entrepreneurship, and what to do—and what not to do—in the Den.
The Wealthy Barber: The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning
David Chilton’s book The Wealthy Barber has accomplished a “publishing impossible” by selling over two million copies in North America. More than 10 years after it was first published, it still appears regularly on bestseller lists. The reason for its sustained popularity? It provides financial education in an entertaining and understandable format.
Chilton is an economics graduate. Despite that, he’s actually a fun guy. In his talks, he doesn’t share new techniques, complex strategies, or get-rich-quick schemes. Instead, he focuses on the financial planning basics that, over time, have proven to be effective. In our society, common sense isn’t often common knowledge. By using relatable stories and strong doses of humour—including ‘behind the sences’ stories from Dragons’ Den—Chilton has taken the boredom out of the financial-education experience, and opened the personal-finance door to countless Canadians.
Success Strategy: Turning Inspiration into Profit
David Chilton’s recipe for success is hard work, a clear vision, and a dose of clever marketing. Whether it’s helping thousands of Canadians achieve personal financial success or investing in low-fat cookbooks, Chilton has always had a knack for recognizing great ventures from the get-go. And as someone who has experienced both success and failure, he humorously illustrates how a healthy perspective can lead to positive results, despite what life throws at you.
In recent years, Chilton has partnered up with the Podleski sisters to take on the multi-national, billion-dollar food industry. As their company president and publisher, Chilton has helped the Podleskis turn their idea of low-fat cookbooks into an award-winning food company. The Podleski cookbook, Looneyspoons, is now one of the fastest selling books in Canadian publishing history. Hear this true David versus Goliath story from the always inspiring, funny, and entertaining David Chilton.
David Chilton was AMAZING! We are starting to receive comments from our post-conference survey and everyone said he was the “icing on the cake” for the whole conference. All in all, a truly amazing presentation.
Grain Farmers of Ontario
A world-class speaker! Our audience was highly impressed and in our follow-up surveys the vast majority gave him our highest rating.
Dave’s speech was the best I’ve ever heard—the audience reaction was nothing short of amazing.
David went over really well at the conference. He was really good at understanding the audience and did a great job of getting everyone very interested. He was by far the highlight of the entire event and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Very personable, funny, friendly, easy to relate to!
The Wealthy Barber Returns: Significantly Older and Marginally Wiser, David Chilton Offers His Uniqu
“I love this book! It’s wickedly witty and wonderfully wise—a Canadian icon returns just in time.”
—Senator Pamela Wallin
“Dave Chilton is the only guy who can effectively teach you the way to financial security using Oscar Wilde, evolution, the pains of horse racing and the price of Nibs. If I can apply even half of what I learned in this very funny book to my life, it will ease my mother’s mind, and for that I will be eternally grateful.”
—George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC Host
“If you've always thought of money as a dry and dusty subject, let Dave show you just how interesting it can be. While you’re at it, learn a thing or two about your personal motivation and how to point it in the right direction. And laugh your socks off, too! I thoroughly enjoyed this book!”
—Gail Vaz-Oxlade, TV Host of Til Debt Do Us Part and Financial Author
“The Task Force on Financial Literacy can stop dithering. All it has to do is distribute Dave Chilton's long-awaited The Wealthy Barber Returns.”
—Jonathan Chevreau, National Post Columnist and Author of Findependence
“Very funny. Very smart. This fast-paced journey through the world of personal finance will help a lot of people. I loved it!”
—Amanda Lang, CBC Senior Business Correspondent
The Wealthy Barber: Everyone’s Common Sense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent
A frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, David Chilton is widely praised for his ability to combine humour and common sense to show people the simplicity of sound financial planning. This updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books will help you straighten out the complex twists and turns of personal finance on the road to monetary independence. Chilton shows you how to get rich slowly and steadily—even if your salary is average! Relying on his fictional assistant, Roy the barber, and healthy dollops of humour, Chilton shows how you can take charge of your money now and achieve future financial freedom. Using an entertaining story to present his plan, Chilton shows you the way to fiscal good fortune, even if your current finances seem like a calamity.
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