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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Mellody's Math: 40 and Fabulous
expectations and encourage your children to strive for financial independence. Mellody Hobson
Aug 17, 2005 04:18 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Handling Soaring Gas Prices
the underlying cost of the gas in England, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. Mellody Hobson
Aug 15, 2005 06:33 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody's Mail: Disability Insurance
to be higher. E-mail Mellody with your personal finance questions. Mellody Hobson
Feb 07, 2005 05:29 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody Hobson: Finding the Real Free Stuff
Show Me the Free Stuff: Mellody Hobson Shares Tips on How to Weed Through the Gimmicks
Mar 07, 2005 03:27 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody's Mail: Emergency Savings Fund
finance questions. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management (arielmutualfunds.com
Feb 21, 2005 03:58 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody's Math: With Financial Advisors, Less is More
mistakes and portfolio surprises. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago
May 29, 2002 03:15 PM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Mellody's Math: Making Money Childs' Play
tired of receiving checks in the mail. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management
Apr 25, 2002 08:31 AM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Mellody's Math: Can You Sue Over Your Losses?
management but also remember your rights as a shareholder. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital
May 07, 2002 02:58 PM Story from Business 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
Mellody's Math: Do-It-Yourself Investing
to get an online second opinion. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago
Feb 14, 2002 04:39 PM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Mellody's Math: State of Your Economic Union
, to an expanded safeguard of employee retirement assets. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital
Feb 01, 2002 04:04 PM Story from Business Mellody Hobson, ABC News
Mellody's Math: Tax Day Arrives
due to severe economic hardship. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management
Apr 13, 2005 05:23 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Getting the Most From Your Job
. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management (arielmutualfunds.com) in Chicago, is "Good
Jan 25, 2005 05:03 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody Hobson: How to Cure Savings Phobia
Tips on How to Get Out of Debt and Start Saving
Jan 17, 2005 06:27 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
Mellody's Math: Frequent Flier Benefits
means you are in debt. Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management
Apr 04, 2005 06:41 PM Story from Business/MellodyHobson MELLODY HOBSON, ABC News
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