David Chilton

Former "Dragon", Investor, Author and Keynote Speaker
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Speaker David Chilton, best-selling author of The Wealthy Barber books has always had a knack for recognizing great ventures - a skill he leveraged as a “Dragon” on CBC television’s #1 hit show  Dragons’ Den. Whether it’s helping millions of Canadians achieve personal financial success or investing in low-fat cookbooks, David puts his business expertise and life experience to work in his informative and inspiring keynote presentations. Called “charming, unpretentious, and funny,” by The Chicago Sun-Times, he is also one of our most-requested speakers. 

David Chilton began his career by self-publishing his book The Wealthy Barber in 1989. It was written in 26 months, and was specifically targeted toward those with little investment experience, in order to help them develop positive personal-finance habits. The book has become one of the most popular Canadian books of all time, selling over two million copies since its release.

His second book, also self-published, is The Wealthy Barber Returns, and is yet another runaway Canadian bestseller.

David is an economics graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he won the award for the highest mark in the country on the Canadian Securities Course. He is a frequent guest on national television and radio shows.


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