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 appears... 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 Est??e 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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Save Money on Summer Fun
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Jul 10, 2007 01:06 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Six Books You Need to Make Money
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Jul 16, 2007 04:18 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
How to Avoid Foreclosure and Save Your Home
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Mar 29, 2007 10:59 AM Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Last-Minute Tax Do's and Don'ts
Financial Contributor Mellody Hobson Says File -- No Matter What
Apr 11, 2007 03:32 PM Story from GMA/Taxguide MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Money Management for Tough Economic Times
Mellody Hobson Says Ditch the Cigarettes, Drink From the Tap to Save Cash
Apr 30, 2008 04:05 PM Story from GMA/Economy MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
How to Retire a Millionaire
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Sep 17, 2008 03:38 PM Story from GMA/Parenting MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Cash Strapped? Get Your Bank to Pay You
'GMA' Financial Contributor Mellody Hobson Tells How to Earn and Save Money
Jun 24, 2008 03:32 PM Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Get the Lowdown on Securing a Loan
Mellody Hobson sheds some light on where tight credit is hitting home and what you can do about
Jun 02, 2008 11:51 AM Story from GMA MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
How to Get Your Unclaimed Money Back
Mellody Hobson answers some frequently asked questions about how to find out if you have unclaimed assets
Sep 24, 2007 03:56 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
What Does an Interest Rate Cut Mean to You?
"Good Morning America" financial contributor Mellody Hobson answers some frequently asked questions ... through the end of this year. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago
Feb 12, 2009 10:49 AM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Surviving the Mortgage Crisis
With the new volatility in the housing market, many homeowners and buyers are wondering how the numbers will affect them. "Good Morning America" financial contributor Mellody Hobson explains how you
Jan 08, 2009 01:15 AM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Creative Ways to Cut Costs
Mellody Hobson Gives Tips on Increasing Your Savings
Jan 12, 2009 03:45 PM Story from GMA/Economy MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Holding on to Your Health Care
Mellody Hobson Offers Health Care Tips for the Employed and Unemployed
Mar 16, 2009 06:18 PM Story from GMA/OnCall MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Economic Hot Seat: Mellody Answers Your Questions
"Good Morning America" financial contributor Mellody Hobson is answering your economic questions. Check out her advice below. Mind-body medicine expert Deepak Chopra is on the Hot Seat Wednesday
Mar 16, 2009 10:03 PM Story from GMA/MakeMoney MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Five Ways to Maximize Your Tax Refund
Investments Mellody Hobson shares five ways to maximize your tax refund this year. New Homeowner ... the end of the year. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments in Chicago, is "Good Morning
Jan 27, 2009 07:54 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
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