Mellody Hobson

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Money-savvy expert Mellody Hobson has been educating viewers on important financial decisions as "Good Morning America's" financial contributor since 2000. She... Read More »

Money-savvy expert Mellody Hobson has been educating viewers on important financial decisions as "Good Morning America's" financial contributor since 2000. She appears regularly on "GMA" and played a large role in the morning broadcast's recent "Make Money in May" series, in which viewers were provided month-long daily tips and information on how to earn extra money in this volatile economic climate.

In May of 2009, Hobson hosted her first ABC special, entitled "Unbroke," in which many of Hollywood's biggest stars joined her to educate Americans on how to manage their money.

Hobson is President of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and 401(k) plans through its no-load mutual funds and manages separate accounts for institutional clients. As President, she is responsible for firmwide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the mutual funds.

A nationally recognized voice on financial literacy and investor education, Hobson is a spokesperson for the annual Ariel/Schwab Black Investor Survey, which examines the influences and investing habits of Black and White Americans. Additionally, she is regularly featured columnist for Black Enterprise magazine and frequently quoted in various publications including, Money, Fortune, Fast Company and PINK magazine.

Beyond Ariel Investments, Hobson works with a variety of civic, corporate and professional institutions. Her community outreach includes serving as a board member for the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, The Field Museum, The Chicago Public Education Fund and The Sundance Institute. She is also a director of three public companies: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation.

Hobson earned her degree from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy and is a former trustee of the university. She resides in Chicago, IL.

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Last-Minute Travel Deals
discount travel certificate. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management
Aug 24, 2004 12:49 PM Story from Travel Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Investing in a Republican World
to refinance your existing mortgage ��� which may mean more money in your wallet. Mellody Hobson
Nov 06, 2002 11:40 AM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
10 Tips For Holiday Shopping On a Budget
behind gift receipt. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago
Nov 27, 2002 02:57 PM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
'Mellody's Mail': Tax-Smart Retirement
with your personal finance questions. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management
Sep 20, 2004 02:31 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Why a Free Credit Report Is Worth Your Time
for as long as the item in question remains on your report. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel
Dec 02, 2004 04:16 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
It's Your Money, Don't Lose It
. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management (arielmutualfunds.com) in Chicago, is "Good
Dec 27, 2004 09:19 AM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody Hobson: Fed Rates and Your Finances
How Does the Federal Reserve's Rate Raise Affect Your Monthly Bills?
Dec 15, 2004 01:15 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
It's Your Money, Don't Lose It
. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management (arielmutualfunds.com) in Chicago, is "Good
Dec 27, 2004 06:31 AM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody Hobson: Banking Online
Some Banks Offer Financial Incentives to Customer Who Bank Online
Dec 16, 2004 01:18 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Tips for Last-Minute Shopping
the debt and they would pay an additional $358 in interest. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital
Dec 22, 2004 04:12 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody Hobson: The Stock Market Rally
Is This Week's Jump Merely a Holiday Rally or Will It Continue in the New Year?
Dec 21, 2004 09:20 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody's Math: Plan for Divorce
. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago, is GoodMorning America's personal
Jan 16, 2002 11:37 AM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Taxing Burden on Your Year-End Mutual Fund Statement?
the importance of investing for the long-term. Keep contributing your money to your retirement fund. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago, is Good Morning America's personal finance
Dec 04, 2001 04:44 PM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Mellody's Math: Stick to Your Values
. The company's best-known brands include Merry Maids, Terminix and TruGreen ChemLawn. Mellody Hobson
Jan 10, 2002 04:42 PM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Mellody's Math: How Much to Invest?
Each week, financial expert Mellody Hobson answers your questions about personal finance. The average woman receives $4,200 annually in pension benefits, vs. $7,800 annually for men. The only
Nov 09, 2001 04:37 PM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
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