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Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”) is the world's leading financial scientist—he has revolutionized the academic foundation of the science of finance. Dr. Criniti considers himself a “financialist,” which is a term he coined in his 2013 book to distinguish the financial scientist from the “economist,” the economic scientist.
A fifth generation native of Philadelphia, Dr. Criniti is a former finance professor at several universities, a former financial planner, an active investor in diverse marketplaces, an explorer, a financialist, an international keynote speaker, a survivalist, and has traveled around the world studying various aspects of finance.
Dr. Criniti is also an award-winning author of three #1 international best-selling finance books: The Necessity of Finance (2013), The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance (2014), and The Survival of the Richest (2016). He is also a contributing author to the 13 book series called The 13 Steps to Riches, which is a modern day interpretation of Napoleon Hill’s 13 steps to riches outlined in the classic book Think and Grow Rich (1937). Some of the authors that he will be co-writing with include Sharon Lechter (co-author of Rich Dad Poor Dad), Brian Tracy, Kevin Harrington (original shark from Shark Tank), and John Assaraf. As a prolific writer, Dr. Criniti has also contributed articles to Entrepreneur, Medium, and Thrive Global.
Dr. Criniti is also the host of the highly successful Dr. Finance® Live Podcast as well as one of the top hosts on Clubhouse. He has interviewed and / or was interviewed by: Jay Abraham, Les Brown, Bob Burg, Jack Canfield, Jim Cathcart, Jean Chatzky, Dan Clark, Stephen M. R. Covey IV, Brett Favre, Don Green (CEO of the Napoleon Hill Foundation), Mark Victor Hansen, Kevin Harrington (Shark Tank), Brad Lea, Michael & Sharon Lechter (coauthor of Rich Dad Poor Dad), David Meltzer, Jairek Robbins (Tony Robbins’ son), Dr. Bernie Siegel, Leigh Steinberg, Alec Stern, Tim Storey, Denis Waitley, Brandon Webb (Navy Seal Instructor), and many more leaders in their field.
Immediately following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Criniti began working at The Vanguard Group, one of the world's largest and most respected investment companies. Even though he was born into a poor working-class family, he had successfully rolled over about half of a billion dollars in retirement money by the age of 24. After Vanguard, Dr. Criniti worked as a respected and sought-after financial planner for many years before becoming a world-renowned finance professor at several universities. Throughout his professional financial career, he has also always been involved in the investment and development of real estate.
Dr. Criniti holds a PhD in applied management and decision sciences with a concentration in finance. He earned his BBA at the prestigious The George Washington University with a concentration in international business. He earned a master of science in financial services from the highly respected The American College, where he also obtained prominent financial designations, including Chartered Financial Consultant (CHFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Registered Executive Benefit Consultant (REBC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and a Certificate in Financial Asset Management. Dr. Criniti holds Pennsylvania licenses in fixed annuities, life and health insurance, and real estate.
Dr. Criniti has been featured in Booklist, Digital Journal, Entrepreneur, Fox Business, Market Watch (of The Wall Street Journal), Medium, MSN, News Break, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Gate, Thrive Global, Yahoo Finance, and more.
Dr. Criniti has started a grassroots movement that is changing the way that we think about economics and finance.
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Anthony Criniti with John Bogle, the founder of The Vanguard Group
Dr. Criniti is an award-winning author of three #1 international best-selling finance books: The Necessity of Finance (2013), The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance (2014), and The Survival of the Richest (2016).
Dr. Criniti has been mentored by Sharon Lechter, a world famous financial literacy expert, financial advisor to two US Presidents, a New York Times bestselling author, a coauthor of Rich Dad Poor Dad, an author of Think and Grow Rich for Women.
Dr. Criniti is also the host of the highly successful Dr. Finance® Live Podcast with over 10,000,000 views.
Dr. Criniti has over 1,000,000 followers spread across various social media platforms. These numbers are growing exponentially every day.
Dr. Criniti is a SuperHost and Fire Starter to the Longest Running Room on Clubhouse Impacting 1,000,000+ People
Dr. Criniti has over 100,000 members of his various clubs, including both from social media and private clubs.
Dr. Criniti has interviewed over 100 of the top global leaders in academia, business, entrepreneurship, finance, investing, science, speaking, and writing.
Dr. Criniti has hosted global stages online and spoken live over the Internet to audiences on all continents except Antarctica. Do you want to sponsor Doctor Finance's 7th Continent event? Make a proposition today using the contact form on this website.
“I really encourage you to check out Dr. Criniti’s books. They’re really good reads and they’ll help you in any area where you probably need some help if you’re like most people. And The Survival of the Richest is really fascinating.”
—Jack Canfield, Multiple New York Times Bestselling Author and Cofounder of the Billion-Dollar Chicken Soup for the Soul® Publishing Empire
“Dr. Criniti’s books provide a comprehensive, concise orientation for people seeking a practical presentation of these important topics. His use of everyday terms and readily grasped concepts present the topics of finance and wealth management so all readers can understand and apply them.”
—Brian Jud, Executive Director of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales
“Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV is a dedicated and influential leader in economics and finance. His works are modernizing the two sciences and helping people take control of their financial lives.”
— Sharon Lechter, Author of Think and Grow Rich for Women, Co-author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, and Financial Advisor for Two U. S. Presidents
“Dr. Finance truly wants you to be rich. He wants to you be aware at a profoundly personal level, so that you know what to do and how to do it to make money pour into your life permanently. Happy reading.”
— Mark Victor Hansen, Multiple New York Times Bestselling Author and Cofounder of the Billion-Dollar Chicken Soup for the Soul® Publishing Empire
“Dr. Criniti’s books should be required in classrooms around the world to educate students, adults, up-and-coming entrepreneurs, professionals who have not had the privilege of being educated in Financial Literacy and Economics. His books are brilliant… I recommend it to anyone who needs a quick education in one of the most important aspects of life: Finances!”
— Dame Doria (DC) Cordova, CEO / Owner, Excellerated Business Schools® / Money & You® Program, Pioneer of the Entrepreneurial, Experiential, Transformational Training Industry
“From my contact with Dr. Criniti what impresses me most is that he lets his heart make up his mind. What I mean by that is that he responds to his feelings and that of the people he works with and for. It is not all about what others think about you and what you do but how they feel from their contact with you. I love the guy and am impressed by his compassion which to me means more than his information.”
— Dr. Bernie Siegel, Leading Spiritual Leader, Retired Pediatric Surgeon, New York Times Bestselling Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
“Dr. Criniti or Dr. Finance - A well-deserved title, having had the pleasure of being invited to his “Clubhouse.” The world of education is changing and Financial knowledge is an absolute must as part of this change. Dr. Criniti’s ‘The Survival of the Richest’ is a must read in this new world of education.”
— Joe Foster, Founder of the Multibillion-Dollar Reebok, Author of Shoemaker
“Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV is one of the most influential leaders in the financial field. As a personal friend and mentor, I highly endorse him as you must learn to earn... and on a personal note he is also such a generous and wise spirit, it’s my blessing to know him.”
— Forbes Riley, Celebrity TV Host, Best Selling Author and Founder of the Ultimate Pitch Academy
“Dr. Criniti is dedicated to your financial success. I endorse his books and him. Read all his books but start with ‘The Survival of the Richest.’ It's a wakeup call.”
— Dr. Joe Vitale, author "Money Loves Speed" and "The Awakened Millionaire"
“Dr. Criniti (or ‘Dr. Finance,’ as he is known online) is an exceedingly smart man. His Survival of the Richest is a breathtaking analysis of the human condition, taking into account a sweeping view that rivals that of the great historians. But he’s not just brilliant: he is also kind-hearted and generous of spirit. This is the kind of person you want as your life guide; if you have him as a friend, so much the better.”
— John David Mann, award-winning coauthor of the million-selling classic The Go-Giver
“Dr. Anthony Criniti has a way of reducing complicated subjects down to an everyday language. If you want to learn the most important lessons in economics and finance in the quickest format, then read this book. I have been a repeat guest of Tony’s on Clubhouse. He has a huge following for a good reason!”
— Jim Cathcart, Hall of Fame professional speaker, former president of the National Speakers Association (NSA), highly successful author and entrepreneur.
“Dr. Criniti explains complicated subjects like economics, finance, wealth and business (so that you) can understand them. Apply his principles to increase your wealth and happiness.”
— Steve Harrison, Co-Founder National Publicity Summit, Leading Publicity Expert
“Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV is an absolute genius. There is so much knowledge to unpack in his books that dives far beyond the skin of finance. He is a teacher of teachers and a true renaissance man. His books are a must read. Beyond the book he is an all around incredible human.”
— Preston Weekes, Co-Founder of Formula EQ, Bestselling Author, COO to Mark Victor Hansen Brands, Founder of OperationsX
“Dr. Criniti is one of the most curious people in the space of podcasting who asks extremely poignant questions and does an enormous amount of research prior to the interview to ensure the optimal experience for everyone involved.”
— Jared Yellin, Founder of Project 10K
“Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV is one of the top financial educators in the world and his passion for educating the masses is fierce!”
— Michael D. Butler, Global Book Publisher: Beyond Publishing
“Dr. Finance is a master at finance and shares his wisdom in his excellent book series. I wish I’d had these years ago! The gift of taking control of one’s finances is a true treasure, and Dr. Criniti’s books should be required reading for all young people. I highly recommend these outstanding resources.”
— J. Paul Nadeau, Former Hostage Negotiator, International Peacekeeper, Author and Keynote Speaker
“Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV is the world’s leading financial scientist and survivalist. If you apply his lessons, his books can positively change your life. Dr. Criniti also has one of the top finance podcasts to date. I can't believe how many incredible superstars he has interviewed. I have also experienced his amazing hosting skills on stage in Clubhouse. He really makes his guest speakers feel relaxed while simultaneously capturing the attention of the audience in a very authentic way. Dr. Finance is the real deal!”
— Greg S. Reid, American Author, Speaker, Filmmaker
“Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV is an amazing financial champion! All his books are game breaking touchdowns; and his interviewing skills deserve a Hall of Fame ring. And as a stage host, Dr. Finance really knows how to “WORK THAT THING®.” I have never seen someone single-handedly run a gigantic virtual stage like him. After becoming great friends with him, I now feel bad that my team and I beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the SuperBowl.”
— Tyrone Poole, 2X Super Bowl Champion, 12 Year NFL Starter, American Ninja Warrior Finalist
“Talk about a powerful speaker, author, and host: Tony Criniti has mastered all three! Most importantly he will help guide you with his wisdom and awe inspiring stories to grow your business and life. If you want to take your financial life to the next level, read his books and listen to his Podcast and Clubhouse rooms.”
— Ken D. Foster, Life Coach, Keynote Speaker, Executive Producer and Host of the Voices of Courage Show
“Dr. Finance is a game changer for motivation and inspiration to others. He will teach you between his own experiences and his incredible relationships of successful entrepreneurs how to get to where you always dreamed of.”
— Darren Prince, Leading Sports and Celebrity Agent, CEO/ Prince Marketing Group, International Best Selling author of “Aiming High”
“We need to shout from the rooftops with celebratory thankfulness that we have in Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”), a modern-day Napoleon Hill. His superpower of gathering only the best of the best advice, whether it be in his unmatched specialty of finance or day-to-day survival in these turbulent times. Dr. Criniti's latest book masterpiece, The Survival of the Richest, is dripping with wisdom, history, and relevant advice. I encourage you to subscribe to Dr. Criniti on his YouTube channel, attend his excellent Clubhouse rooms, read his books, and be informed. I am honored to call Dr. Criniti my friend.”
— Cherie B. Mathews, Cancerpreneur, Founder and CEO of Healincomfort, CRO of RaSS99
“Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance”) distills the science of finance (and mastering the money game) into language that is accessible to all. Financial literacy is something I did not learn in school, and I suspect it is still not being taught to children today. These fundamentals form the basis of our very survival as a species, and Dr. Criniti is a world authority. His books are a must for every household, school or business. Prosperity is our birthright, and we are lucky to have such a brilliant light in the world like Dr. Criniti.”
— Sergio Navarretta, Award-Winning Film Director, Producer and Co-Founder of S.N.A.P Films Inc.
“This book is a must-read for anyone seeking invaluable insights into finance and economics. No wonder Dr. Criniti is considered one of the most influential leaders and educators in the financial field today! He has an incredible ability to explain complex topics and break them into everyday language.”
— Stacey Cohen, Leading NYC Publicist, President and CEO of Co-Communications
“Dr. Finance has a unique ability to break down complex topics in finance and wealth management, so anyone can learn and grow. He truly wants you to have the tools you need to become financially independent. Definitely a must read for anyone who wants to improve their relationship with money.”
— Amilya Antonetti, World Renowned Human Behaviorist and Strategic Advisor, Author Designing Genius-success is an inward journey, Founder and CEO Designing Genius and Media Contributor.
“Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”) is a true champion. He is a master of finance which is how I became aware of him and his books, and he is also a master of building community. I would highly recommend Dr. Finance to anyone who is looking to take their business and life to the next level.”
— David Hill, Founder Path to Mastery Training and Coaching
“I met Dr. Criniti just over two years ago at Clubhouse. It became clear to me that Dr. Criniti, AKA “Dr. Finance” is a class act. He is one of those individuals that just continue to offer value to his friends and colleagues with no expectation of anything in return. His connections and knowledge of business and finance are unparalleled. He is one of two people on Clubhouse that I met in person and he's the real deal. I enjoy not only working with him but just talking with him about business and in life. I would say to anyone who is just learning about who Tony is, learn about him and develop a relationship as soon as possible.”
— Mike Alden, Esq. 3X Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author
“Dr. Anthony Criniti (Dr. Finance) is a master connector and inspirational leader. He has a huge heart and a treasure chest of knowledge. I encourage you to listen, read and learn. You will find nuggets of wisdom that will transform your financial roadmap.”
— Paul Hutchinson, Co-Founder of Bridge Investment with over $50 Billion in AUM, Child Rescue Operator, Author of “Are you Listening”, Liberating-Humanity
“If I could have a Magic Wand and make the world a better place, it would be to have everyone have the chance to reach their full potential and be everything they can be. Dr. Finance, with his ability to inspire people and his ability to give people clear directions for getting the best out of life, is the closest thing to a Magic Wand.”
— Mitzi Perdue, Prize-Winning Author of the Mark Victor Hansen Biography, RELENTLESS, and 82 Year Old War Correspondent in Ukraine
“Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV is one of the top financial educators in the world. He has a rare ability to speak the language of business “Sharks,” academics, and the general population. Dr. Criniti's books are revolutionizing the way that the science of finance is being taught, integrating the old with modern perspectives of the subject. Dr. Finance also delivers a high ROI in kindness currency; with a heart of gold, he is constantly investing his time connecting with many great leaders to change the world for the better. In the language of Shark Tank: “And for those reasons, I'm in.”
— Kevin Harrington, Original “Shark” on Shark Tank, Infomercial King, Co-Founding Board Member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO)
“Dr. Criniti is doing some fantastic work in the world!”
— Bob Burg, Coauthor of The Go-Giver, Hall of Fame Speaker
“Dr Criniti is dedicated to helping those who desire to expand their financial awareness and live more prosperous lives. His books, social media presence, and outreach have helped millions live more abundantly. Thank you Dr. Criniti for your years of service.”
— Dr. John Demartini, International Bestselling Author, Educator, Consultant, and Founder of the Demartini Institute
“If you’re looking for ways to increase your financial literacy and take control of your financial future, Dr. Criniti's books are a must-read. He provides practical advice and insights that apply to anyone, regardless of their level of financial knowledge.”
— David Meltzer, Legendary Sports Executive, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, and Investor
“The ability of Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”) to inspire, educate, and ignite a passion for learning is truly remarkable. From his electrifying masterclasses to his groundbreaking research, he effortlessly combines profound insights and real-world experiences, leaving his audience enthralled. His books, which serve as guideposts for aspiring entrepreneurs and finance students around the globe, are a testament to his wisdom and strategic foresight. As a successful entrepreneur, I can confidently say that Dr. Criniti has been instrumental in shaping the journey of his community, providing invaluable mentorship and empowering others to unlock their true potential.
Dr. Anthony Criniti is an extraordinary professor, prolific author, and captivating speaker who has transformed the financial field of academia. His ability to connect with students on a personal level, coupled with his unwavering commitment to their success, makes him an invaluable asset to any academic institution. I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Finance® and encourage all aspiring individuals to seize the incredible opportunity to learn from this remarkable individual.”
— Dr. Ivan Misner, NY Times Bestselling Author and Founder of BNI
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