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, a 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). As a prolific writer, he also frequently contributes articles to Entrepreneur, Medium, and Thrive Global.
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’s work has started a grassroots movement that is changing the way that we think about economics and finance. Learn more about him at Dr.Finance.info.
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