David Bach (author)

David L. Bach is an American financial author, television personality, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and founder of []. 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 CNN American 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).

Early life and education

David Bach was born in Oakland, California in 1966 to mother, Bobbi Bach and father, Martin Bach. He received his undergraduate degree at University of Southern California for which he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences and Communication. He was honored by USC as a distinguished alumnus in 2010.

Early career

Prior to founding FinishRich Media, LLC, he was senior vice president of Morgan Stanley and a partner of The Bach Group, (1993 to 2001).


David Bach is the bestselling author of twelve books, including two consecutive #1New York Times bestsellers, Start Late, Finish Rich and The Automatic Millionaire as well as the national and international bestsellers Debt Free For Life, Fight For Your Money, Go Green, Live Rich, The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner, Smart Women Finish Rich, Smart Couples Finish Rich, The Finish Rich Workbook, and The Automatic Millionaire Workbook.

  • Smart Women Finish Rich (1999)
  • Smart Couples Finish Rich (2001)
  • The Finish Rich Workbook (2003)
  • The Finish Rich Dictionary (2003)
  • The Automatic Millionaire (2005)
  • The Automatic Millionaire Workbook (2005)
  • Start Late, Finish Rich (2006)
  • The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner (2005)
  • Go Green, Live Rich (2008)
  • Fight For Your Money (2009)
  • Start Over, Finish Rich (2010)
  • Debt Free For Life (2011)
  • The Latte Factor (2019)


    Bach is regularly featured in the media. He has appeared over six times on The Oprah Winfrey Show and every Wednesday he gives financial advice on The Today Show Money 911 segment. He has also appeared on many other nationally syndicated shows including: Weekend Today, CNN's Larry King Live, ABC's Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, CBS's Early Show, ABC News, ABC's Good Money, Fox News, and CNBC.

    He has been featured in many major publications, including The New York Times, BusinessWeek, USA Today, People, Reader's Digest, Time, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Working Woman, Glamour, Family Circle, and Redbook. He has been a contributor to Redbook Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, [], Yahoo Finance, [] and AOL Money.

    Charitable causes

    David Bach is involved with various causes including serving on the board for Habitat for Humanity, New York. Bach has donated proceeds from his books to Habitat for Humanity - New York City, Waterkeeper Alliance and Charity: water. He also co-founded Makers of Memories, a charity organization dedicated to helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

    Personal life

    Bach currently resides in New York City with his family. Bach now resides in Florence, Italy