By the Numbers

Where they work

Navigate through the map below to see where our honorees live and work, and find out which member of our list has made the move to South America.

Spotlight on gender

Male advisers still outnumber females in the financial advice business. In this year’s class, women make up about one-third of the honorees.

Social media preferences

Our honorees are hardcore LinkedIn users; the site dwarfed Facebook and Twitter as this year’s class’ favorite social network.

Educational achievements

As would be expected, our honorees are a well-educated group. Fifteen percent have an M.B.A., 5% have some other type of master’s degree, and 2.5% have doctorates.

Professional designations

The CFP mark is popular among this year’s honorees, with 28 members of the list holding the designation.

Pet owners

The title of man’s best friend fits, as 14 of our honorees have dogs, with cats also well represented.

Top news sources

Financial coverage tops our honorees’ media diets, but a generational distinction is clear, as roughly a third say they get their news from Twitter.

Dinner party guests

The consensus dream dinner party of this year’s honorees features some hugely influential and important historical figures. Jesus Christ is the top pick for our winners’ dream dinner party guest, followed by Albert Einstein, George Washington and Michael Jordan. The only woman to make the dinner-party guest list was Amelia Earhart.


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