David L. Bach is an American financial author, television personality, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and founder of FinishRich.com. Bach, is best known for his Finish Rich Book Series and Automatic Millionaire Series of motivational financial books under the Finish Rich® Brand. He has written 12 books since 1998 with over seven million copies in print. Eleven of Bach’s books have been national bestsellers, including nine consecutive New York Times bestsellers, two of which were consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers (The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich).
Bach has had four of his books Smart Women Finish Rich, Smart Couples Finish Rich, The Automatic Millionaire and The Finish Rich Workbook appear simultaneously on the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and USA Today bestseller lists. Eleven of Bach’s books have been published from Random House (Broadway Books). Bach’s first book Smart Women Finish Rich was published in 1998, and appeared on the bestseller lists for a decade. His most recent book Debt Free For Life (2011) was published by Crown Business Books, and appeared simultaneously on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists.
Bach has appeared regularly on television dispensing his financial advice since 1994. His first appearance on television took place in San Francisco, on local cable channel BayTV — where he was “The Money Doctor”, and answered personal financial questions. Since then Bach has appeared on thousands of television shows both locally and nationally.
He is currently (2009 to 2012) a regular contributor to NBC’s The Today Show, appearing weekly on the Money 911 Segments. Bach has also been a regular contributor to CNNAmerican Morning, CNBC, Fox Business, ABC Good Money, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show over six times including the shows “How to become an Automatic Millionaire” (2004), How to become an Automatic Millionaire Couple” (2004) and “Oprah’s Debt Diet Series” (2006). Bach has also appeared regularly on CBS’s The Early Show, NBC’s Weekend Today, CNN‘s Larry King Live, ABC’s Live with Regis and Kelly, ABC’s Good Money, ABC News, FOX News Channel, and CNBC Millionaire Inside Series, and ABC’s The View.
Bach has written, produced and hosted two public television specials, Smart Women Finish Rich and The Automatic Millionaire which aired nationally. Smart Women Finish Rich was produced by Connecticut Public Television (1998) and The Automatic Millionaire by Chicago Public Television (2006). He has hosted two radio shows, Finish Rich with David Bach (Sirius Satellite Radio) and The Finish Rich Minute (Westwood One).