“Dragon” on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den | Bestselling Author of The Wealthy Barber
Whether it’s helping millions of Canadians achieve personal financial success or investing in low-fat cookbooks, David Chilton has always had a knack for recognizing great ventures, a skill he proudly leverages as a “dragon” on CBC television’s #1 hit show, Dragons’ Den. Called “charming, unpretentious, and funny,” by the Chicago Sun-Times, Dave puts his business expertise and life experience to work in his informative and inspiring talks.
David began his career by self-publishing his book The Wealthy Barber in 1989. It written in 26 months, and was specifically targeted towards those with little investment experience, in order to help them develop positive money-spending habits. The book became one of the most popular Canadian books of all time, selling over two million copies since its release. His second book, also self-published, is The Wealthy Barber Returns, and has become yet another runaway Canadian bestseller. David is also the publisher of the bestselling cookbooks Looneyspoons, Crazy Plates, and Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! (working with authors Janet and Greta Podleski).
David is an economics graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he won the award for the highest mark in the country on the Canadian Securities Course. He is a frequent guest on national television and radio shows.