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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Filing Late? Seven Last-Minute Tax Tips
for the given year. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago, is Good Morning
Apr 02, 2002 08:39 PM 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
Tips To Keep Your 401(k) Healthy
calculations, click here. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago
Jul 11, 2002 10:05 PM Story from GMA Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Mellody's Math: Avoid Bank Fees
or use your debit card for something you really cannot afford. Mellody Hobson, president
Jun 27, 2002 03:10 PM Story from GMA Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Mellody's Math: Cheerleading Ca-Ching
. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago, is GoodMorning America's personal
Jun 04, 2002 08:42 PM Story from GMA Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Mellody's Math: Battle of the Spending Sexes
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Feb 19, 2002 02:44 PM Story from GMA Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Financial Resolutions 2002
financial picture. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago, is GoodMorning
Jan 01, 2002 09:28 AM Story from GMA Mellody Hobson, ABC News
How Much Should You Tip for the Holidays?
such as baggage handlers at the airport and hotel maids. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital
Dec 10, 2002 07:05 PM Story from GMA Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Class of 2003 Steps into Shaky Job Market
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May 27, 2003 03:48 PM Story from GMA Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Quick Tip: Summer Vacation Bargains
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Jul 22, 2010 04:04 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Five Must-Knows About CDs
walk away from it. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments in Chicago, is "Good Morning
Oct 07, 2008 07:42 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Financing Your Child's Freshman Year
a challenge. "Good Morning America" financial contributor Mellody Hobson appeared on the show today to answer
Aug 20, 2008 02:30 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
The Truth About Credit Card Reward Programs
Mellody Hobson Explains How and Why They Are Changing
May 10, 2009 10:56 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson 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
Go Phish: Beware of Financial Scamming
of exactly what you should and should not do. Their address is www.ftc.gov . Mellody Hobson
Nov 06, 2008 03:31 PM Story from GMA/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
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