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David Chilton

Former "Dragon" on CBC's Dragon's Den; The Wealthy Barber Author;


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 also the publisher of the bestselling cookbooks Looneyspoons, Crazy Plates, and Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! (working with authors Janet and Greta Podleski).

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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David Chilton's Speaking Presentations:

A Truly Unique Perspective +

A Truly Unique Perspective is quickly becoming bestselling author, entrepreneur, financial guru and “dragon” David Chilton’s most sought after presentation.

As someone who has experienced both success and failure, speaker David Chilton humorously illustrates how a healthy perspective can lead to positive results, despite what life throws at you, using examples from both his professional and private life, including “behind the scenes” stories from Dragons’ Den. --

Success Strategies +

David Chilton’s recipe for success is hard work, a clear vision and some clever marketing. Whether it’s helping thousands of Canadians achieve personal financial success or investing in low-fat cookbooks, David has always had a knack for recognizing great ventures from the get-go.

Famously known for his all-time bestselling book The Wealthy Barber, David has in recent years partnered up with the Podleski sisters to take on the multi-national, billion-dollar food industry.

As their company president and publisher, David 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 inspiring, funny and entertaining David Chilton. --

The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning +

The book The Wealthy Barber has accomplished a “publishing impossible” by selling over two million copies in North America. More than ten 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.

The Wealthy Barber is not full of new techniques, complex strategies, nor get-rich-quick-or-even-semi-quick schemes. Instead, it focuses on the financial planning basics that, over time, have proven to be effective. It’s primarily common sense—common sense that, unfortunately, in our society is not common knowledge. By using a “novel” format and strong doses of humour, Dave has taken the intimidation and boredom out of the financial-education experience.

Dave’s speech delivery does not fit the stereotype of a dry financial expert. The Chicago Sun-Times said it most succinctly when they stated “Chilton is charming, unpretentious, and funny. --


David Chilton is represented by K&M Productions. For more information, fees, David Chilton's speaking schedule & booking David Chilton, contact us.

What Clients are Saying

David Chilton was AMAZING! The positive comments from our post-conference survey were exceptional and everyone said he was the "icing on the cake" for the whole conference. All in all, truly amazing presentation.



David Chilton was AMAZING! The positive comments from our post-conference survey were exceptional and everyone said he was the "icing on the cake" for the whole conference. All in all, truly amazing presentation.


Everyone LOVED David's presentation. We have received nothing but rave reviews.

–Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

David was fantastic and such a nice man. He was amazing with the attendees and such a fun, informative and inspiring speaker.

–Toronto Business Development Centre

A world-class speaker! Our audience was highly impressed and in our follow-up surveys the vast majority gave him our highest rating.

–Grain Farmers of Ontario

Chilton has probably motivated more people to take actual control of their personal-financial lives than any other speaker or writer has in this decade.

–Your Money

Dave's speech is the best I've ever heard - the audience reaction was nothing short of amazing.

–United Way

Chilton is charming, unpretentious and funny.

–The Chicago Sun-Times


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