At Hardbacon, we like to share content that helps you bring home the bacon. And a lot of this content is created by Canadian influencers, who also want to help you get richer. So we decided to compile a list of Canadian money influencers that are trending in 2022. Here it is!
- Kevin O’Leary
- Arlene Dickinson
- Nathan Kennedy
- Peter Adeney, aka Mr. Money Moustache
- Ben Felix
- Jim Chuong
- Daniel Pronk
- Brandon Beavis
- Michele Romanow
- Manjit Minhas
- Adiba Ahmed
- Cassandra Melo
- Cory Fowler
- Fahima Marissa Anwar
- Preet Banerjee
- Matt McKeever
- Griffin Milks
- Berel Solomon
- Rob Carrick
- Adrian Bar
- Nick Bilodeau
- Sam Lichtman
- Joseph James Francis
- Pattie Lovett-Reid
- Jessica Moorhouse
- Bridget Casey
- Justin Oliver
- Elijah Kirchmaier
- Robb Engen
- Andrew Hallam
- Kerry K. Taylor
- Charlee Wayne
- Ed Rempel
- Mike Gap
- Martin Pelletier
- Ellen Roseman
- Justin Bender
- Ben Rabidoux
- Jordan Dawes
- Ron Butler
- Christine Duhaime
- Barry Choi
- Hilliard Macbeth
- Bob Dhillon
- Kyle Prevost
- Tom Drake
- Robin Haney
- Phil Siarri
- Bruce Sellery
- Shihab El Dessouki
- Sean Cooper
- Mark Seed
- Dale Roberts
- Beau Humphreys
- Krystal Yee
- Stephen Weyman
- Desirae Odjick
- Bryan Borzykowski
- Dan Kent
- Kevin Carmichael
- Jordann Brown
- Romana King
- Shannon Steele
- Alan Whitton
- Mark Taylor
- Sean Solo
- Norm Rothery
- Jin Won Choi
- Sandi Martin
- Chris Liew
Best known as one of the dragon’s on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Kevin is also a co-founder of O’Leary Funds, Inc. and founder of O’Leary Financial Group. He is the author of three bestselling books and is one of the most sought-after media personalities in Canada. Kevin is a self-made millionaire, a journey that began when he sold one of his early companies for $3.7 billion. After the deal, he essentially fired his money managers, took his wealth and created his own mutual fund company. Since then, Kevin has built a reputation for being an aggressive investor with an unapologetic, no BS, take-no-prisoners persona.
Total Social Media Following: 6.3 million
Arlene Dickinson is a Canadian businesswoman, investor, author, and television personality. She is the General Partner of District Ventures Capital and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Venture Communications Ltd. You also know her as a fixture on the CBC television show, Dragons’ Den, since 2007. She left the show in 2015 but rejoined in 2017. Arlene is also a self-made millionaire. She entered the workforce after being a stay-at-home and worked her way up from a sales position with an ad agency, to becoming the CEO of one of Canada’s largest marketing agencies. Within a decade, she bought out the other partners and went on to create several successful companies, making her one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in Canada.
Total Social Media Following: 652,600
Nathan Kennedy is a personal finance content creator popular on TikTok and Instagram. He is also the host of New Money with Nathan Kennedy, a popular finance podcast available on most streaming platforms. Nathan has always been passionate about finance on a personal level. But in 2019, he realized there was a serious financial literacy crisis, especially among young adults. That inspired him to share his knowledge and passion with as many people as possible. According to his LinkdIn profile, Nathan has reached over 39 million people across his social media platforms, podcast, and other content.
Total Social Media Following: 412,866
Peter Adeney, aka Mr. Money Moustache
Mr. Money Moustache is the website and pseudonym of blogger Peter Adeney. Adeney retired from his job as a software engineer in 2005 at age 30. He was able to retire early by spending only a small percentage of his annual salary and consistently investing the remainder, primarily in stock market index funds. The blog has been featured and cited in various media outlets including Market Watch, CBS News, and The New Yorker, as well as others.
Total Social Media Following: 274,635
Benjamin Felix, who goes by Ben Felix, is an Asset Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital in Ottawa, Ontario. He is best known as the co-host on a podcast called Rational Reminder, as well as his YouTube channel called Common Sense Investing. The Rational Reminder podcast covers topics like investing, financial markets, and people’s investing behaviour to help you make more logical and less emotional financial decisions. His YouTube channel breaks down complicated investing topics with simple language and an evidence-based approach to help Canadians make better-investing decisions.
Total Social Media Following: 261,933
Jim Chuong is an entrepreneur, stock investor, and multi-million dollar real estate investor. He made the majority of his wealth through real estate investing and achieved financial independence in his 40s. He has amassed almost 265,000 followers on TikTok where he shares his personal finance and investing experience in short, comical video clips. Jim is also the co-founder of the FAT Fire Club, a site dedicated to financial literacy and the financial independence, retire early (FIRE) movement to achieve financial freedom. Jim has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC, The Financial Post, and more.
Total Social Media Following: 255,835
Daniel Pronk founded Calgary Pixels, a real estate media company based in Calgary, Alberta. He is also a YouTube entrepreneur, investor, and serial entrepreneur. In 2021, Daniel co-founded and is the current CEO of Stock Unlock; an investment education and analysis platform designed to help brand new investors start their journey on the right foot. On his YouTube channel, Daniel covers topics like investing, personal finance, entrepreneurship, and in-depth analysis of various companies.
Total Social Media Following: 207,925
Brandon Beavis is a YouTube personality who helps Canadians learn how to invest in the stock market the right way, with a focus on long-term growth. His company, The Investing Academy, provides educational content that teaches beginners how to invest in the stock market and build investment portfolios from scratch. Brandon worked as an associate for an investment firm owned by his family, Beavis Wealth Management. There, he gained in-depth knowledge on how to analyze and build portfolios and trade stocks. Now, he uses his education and extensive hands-on experience to create online investing and finance courses.
Total Social Media Following: 198,294
Michele Romanow is a Canadian tech entrepreneur, television personality, board director and venture capitalist. She co-founded Clearbanc, a San Francisco-based provider of revenue-sharing solutions to fund new online businesses, and other e-businesses. Her success landed her on the list of 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2015. Michele is best known as one of the dragons on the hit CBC television show Dragon’s Den after joining the cast in 2015.
Total Social Media Following: 188,164
Manjit Minhas is an entrepreneur, television personality, podcaster, and venture capitalist. She is the co-founder of Minhas Breweries & Distillery, which manufacturers beer brands such as Mountain Crest Classic Lager, Boxer Lager, Lazy Mutt Ale, Huber Bock, as well as various other spirits and wines. She specializes in marketing with a particular interest in branding and sales. Currently, Manjit is one of the dragons on the CBC television show Dragon’s Den. She is also the host of the Manjit Minhas Podcast, a Top 10 Apple Podcast, which interviews business owners, entrepreneurs and visionaries from across Canada. The show is available on both Apple Podcast and Spotify.
Total Social Media Following: 169,503
Adiba is a serial entrepreneur, financial literacy activist, and award-winning finance professional. She currently works as an agent for World Financial Group, a multi-level marketing company for financial service entrepreneurs. On TikTok, her most popular social media account, Adiba posts videos with no-nonsense and straight-to-the-point personal finance tips. No topic is off-limits and she uses her extensive insider knowledge to give viewers actionable tips they can apply to their daily lives.
Total Socia Media Following: 159,416
Cassandra is a registered nurse passionate about personal finance. On her TikTok, @moneywithcass, she has amassed almost 115,000 followers and 2 million likes. Her TikTok videos are centred on unpacking various personal finance fundamentals and sharing her weird tips and tricks to spend less, save more, and invest. Cassandra’s TikTok videos make financial literacy entertaining and accessible to everyone. She even submitted an analysis of poverty among women girls to the Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse.
Total Social Media Following: 113, 450
Cory is a financial literacy advocate and TikTok influencer on known as @howtoadultschool. She was inspired to start her blog and personal finance website, How to Adult School, because she was frustrated with how our public schools fail to teach us real-world money management skills. On the website, she creates and sells courses that cover every personal finance topic from the basics like budgeting and money management, to the more advanced like investing and tax strategies. There is an accompanying podcast and free finance lessons released every week on YouTube. Her TikTok channel provides short funny videos that poke fun at the personal finance basics we were never taught in school, and practical tips to take control of your money.
Total Social Media Following: 112,794
Fahima Marissa Anwar
Fahima is a personal finance writer and author of the hit blog Thirty Six Months, named after the research she found which suggests you should aim to pay off your debt within 3 years, aka 36 months. Her blog focuses on how to build wealth, not just paying off consumer debt. She is a marketing and communications professional with experience dating all the way back to 2002. Fahima specializes in branding and content strategy with a particular focus on influencer marketing thanks to over 10 years of experience specifically in digital marketing, e-commerce, and emerging technology. She has worked closely with major companies and organizations like the United Nations, various tech and lifestyle brands, and credit card companies to build multi-national marketing campaigns. Her work has been featured on major media outlets like The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Cosmopolitan magazine, to name a few. She is also the founder of Spark Sessions, the largest influencer conference in Canada. Spark Sessions is partnered with 80 major brands like BestBuy, Tangerine bank, L’Oreal, Coke, and countless other household names.
Total Social Media Following: 115,476
Preet is a Canadian finance expert and current host of the More Money Podcast. He has appeared as a financial panellist on major television shows like The Morning Show on Global, and CBC’s The National. Previously, he was the host of the television show Million Dollar Neighbourhood on the Oprah Winfrey Network. His rise to celebrity began after he won The Ultimate W Expert Challange, a reality TV series that aired on the W Network in Canada in 2009. Banerjee writes a personal finance column for The Globe and Mail and is also the author of the Canadian personal finance blog WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com, as well as bondsareforlosers.com. Where does all my money go was voted Canada’s #1 Investment Blog in 2010 by readers of The Globe and Mail. In 2019 he founded MoneyGaps, an online platform that helps financial advisors connect with more Canadians and offer more personalized advice.
Total Social Media Following: 114,871
Matt McKeever is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), successful real estate investor, YouTuber, and entrepreneur. He was able to retire early at just 31 years old by investing in rental properties and growing his portfolio to over 120 units. He recently rebranded his popular YouTube channel to The Canadian Real Estate Channel, which was previously known as the Matt McKeever Channel. The current show focuses exclusively on teaching you how to invest in multi-unit income properties, increase revenue with strategic renovations, manage your tenants and portfolio, how to buy properties, and more. He recently launched a second YouTube channel called Matt McKeever UNFILTERED where he covers topics like cryptocurrency, politics, and culture. On his website, mattmckeever.com, you can access free eBooks and book a one-on-one consultation.
Total Social Media Following: 103,229
Griffin Milks is a business graduate from the University of Ottawa, a real estate investor, YouTuber, and the founder of several online businesses. He specializes in online business systems, stock market investing, and real estate investing. He has successfully purchased multiple rental properties before the age of 23 and has hands-on experience creating high-performing stock market portfolios for himself and his clients. On his self-titled YouTube channel, Griffin teaches viewers how to invest in both the stock and real estate markets, and provides a free investing course for beginners.
Total Social Media Following: 103,123
Berel Solomon is an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, and YouTuber. He is the founder and CEO of Wealthy Commercials, a media company that uses cutting-edge online video marketing for companies. He is also the owner of the Wealthy Executive Coaching Firm which helps business professionals enhance their careers and personal growth. Solomon worked for his father in their metal recycling family business. He helped grow the business using powerful online marketing tools from $7 Million in sales to $40 Million in 7 years. When he was 28 he decided to use the knowledge gained from his father’s business to open Wealthy Commercials. On his YouTube channel, Berel discusses how to start and run a business, various sales strategies, and more.
Total Social Media Following: 96,707
Rob Carrick is a personal finance columnist for The Globe and Mail where he deconstructs the complicated world of finance for readers. He has described his column as ” one regular guy’s attempt to make sense of the world of money.” Rob writes a twice-weekly e-mail newsletter called Carrick on Money, hosted a video series called Let’s Talk Investing, and authored two books. He also has a podcast focused on retirement planning for all ages called Looking Ahead: Retirmentality.
Total Social Media Following: 96,357
Adrian Bar is the founder and CEO of the YouTube channel, Canadian in a T-Shirt. There, he breaks down personal finance fundamentals to help people save, invest, and grow their money. Each episode provides an in-depth look at specific topics relevant to Canadian millennials. On his channel, you’ll find videos about investing and why it’s important, taxes, cash back credit cards, budgeting, and so much more.
Total Social Media Following: 88,963
Nick Bilodeau is the executive director at Quantum, an author, and respected financial technology (fintech) influencer. In fact, Nick has one of the most followed accounts on Twitter, tweeting about all things fintech and digital marketing. At the time of writing, Nick boasts more than 3 million impressions online every year. He has over 20 years of experience in marketing and has worked for heavyweights like American Express, ING Direct, Fidelity, and Northbridge Financial.
Total Social Media Following: 66,008
Sam is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with many years of experience in the banking and investing space. He has also worked for Conexus Credit Union and Investors Group. Now, he runs his own wealth management firm called Achieve Wealth Management, where he provides financial planning for working Canadians and investment services through Portfolio Strategies Corporation. Sam is a financial literacy advocate that has built a strong TikTok following. On his TikTok platform, Millennial Money Canada, Sam deconstructs complicated investing principles, explains Canadian investing tools and resources, and debunks outdated investing advice. He also hosts the podcast Millennial Money Canada where his guests teach listeners about all things personal finance with case studies and hypothetical situations.
Total Social Media Following: 57,279
Joseph James Francis
Joseph James Francis is a professional financial advisor for Canada Life and manages over 20 M in assets. He is also the founder of the popular blog Budget Boss. Joe believes that budgeting is the basis of financial independence. His blog covers topics like maintaining a positive cash flow, saving, investing for the future, protecting your livelihood, and leaving a legacy for your loved ones. Since joining Canada Life, he has become one of their most successful new advisors and he was named one of the Top 25 Financial Influencers in Canada in 2020.
Total Social Media Following: 54,668
Pattie is a renowned personal finance professional best known for her former role as Cheif Financial Commentator for CTV News. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President of TD Bank for 31 years. She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and national best selling author. Her financial advice focuses mainly on teaching Canadians how to save money to stretch their incomes further, and get more value for their dollar.
Total Social Media Following: 48,200
Jessica Moorhouse is an accredited financial counsellor who has built her brand on financial education for millennials. She is also a speaker, award-winning blogger, host of the Mo’ Money Podcast and founder of the Millennial Money Meetup. Jessica’s main passion is personal finance and living a balanced lifestyle. Ever since she discovered the transformative powers of financial literacy, her mission has been to teach others how to take control of their lives by taking control of their money. Jessica founded her own company, MooreMoney Media Inc, which provides financial education content and courses for Canadians.
Total Social Media Following: 43,168
Bridget Casey is the founder of Money After Graduation, a website that provides financial literacy content and resources to help Canadians save more, pay off debt, increase their incomes, and invest in the stock market. Casey holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Calgary. She is considered a millennial finance expert and appears regularly on media outlets like BNN and CBC. Bridget has been recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Young Innovators in 2016.
Total Social Media Following: 39,018
Justin Oliver is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with extensive education and experience in finance and economics. He has over 20 years of experience in areas such as corporate finance and capital markets. Currently, Justin is the Director of Investment Banking at Stifel Financial Corp. Among his long list of accomplishments, he is also one of the architects behind BMO’s award-winning Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
Total Social Media Following: 30,096
Elijah is a licensed and certified wealth management and financial planning professional. He is the co-founder of Up Financial where he provides financial planning services to clients. He is best known as @elithemoneyguy on his TikTok channel. There, he uploads short videos that deconstruct complicated topics like investing, wealth management, business structure and finance basics, and much more. He also takes the time debunk bad avice and misconceptions.
Total Social Media Following: 29,234
Robb is the co-founder and head writer behind the hit personal finance blog Boomer & Echo. Since 2010, Robb has been sharing his journey to financial independence and lessons learned along the way. The blog focuses on topics like saving, investing, and retirement planning. Robb is a certified Qualified Associate Financial Planner and offers fee-only financial advice. That means he does not get paid a commission to offer specific products or services. Instead, he takes a holistic look at your overall financial profile and investments portfolio(s) to offer advice on how to reach your goals faster, and how to save on fees in the process. Robb has appeared on major media outlets like Yahoo Finance, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, CBC, and more.
Total Social Media Following: 26,158
Andrew Hallam is an educator, speaker, and international best-selling author. He is best known for his books Millionaire Teacher and Global Expatriate Guide to Investing. Currently, Andrew is a finance journalist and regularly writes for major media outlets like The Globe and Mail, AssetBuilder, and Swissquote Europe. On his personal blog, he describes how he was able to achieve financial independence and become a millionnaire while living on a teacher’s salary of just $28,000.
Total Social Media Following: 23,576
Kerry K. Taylor
Kerry Taylor is a finance journalist, blogger, speaker, and best-selling author. She is the owner and writer behind Squawkfox, one of the world’s best personal finance blogs. There, she teaches readers how to reach financial independence by investing wisely, reducing their debt, increasing their savings and earning more. Her award-winning blog delivers actionable, evidence-based advice delivered with humour and realism. she is also a contributor to the CBC show On The Money. Kerry recently launched a new podcast called The Cash and Kerry Podcast, available on most streaming platforms.
Total Social Media Following: 23,338
Charlee Wayne is a YouTube personality who helps Canadians on their own journey to financial freedom. He is not a finance professional or expert, just a guy who knew he needed to get his financial house in order. His YouTube channel was inspired by the frustration he felt with his own lack of financial literacy as a result of growing up poor without being taught sound financial habits. He saw a serious need for better financial education in Canada. His YouTube channel teaches personal finance fundamentals and covers topics like credit, saving, investing, taxes, crypto, and more.
Total Social Media Following: 21,916
Ed Rempel is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and tax professional. He has built one of the largest financial planning practices in Canada and is also the founder and author of the popular personal finance blog Ed Rempel: Unconventional Wisdom. Ed uses his extensive knowledge and professional experience to cut through the noise and calls BS on all the bad advice that plagues the mainstream finance space. He uses real data to bust myths and give you unconventional, actionable advice that actually works. He is considered an expert on the Smith Maneuver, a tax-advantaged method to leverage your home equity for investing, and other clever strategies to achieve financial independence no matter your financial profile or stage of life. Ed has been featured in major media outlets like Yahoo Finance, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and many more.
Total Social Media Following: 21,042
Mike grew up in a poor family in a low-income part of Toronto. Frustrated that other kids and other families had the money to buy what they wanted, he became determined to accumulate wealth for himself. Over the years Mike has become a self-taught expert at creating online businesses and passive income streams. He also learned how to leverage credit to scale his businesses. His TikTok channel, @mikegapofficial, teaches viewers the secrets, tips, tricks, and hacks to create a successful online business and generate passive income. He also teaches you how to use credit and credit cards the right way. His YouTube channel focuses more on crypto and the NFT space.
Total Social Media Following: 19,780
Martin is Senior Portfolio Manager with Wellington-Altus Private Counsel where he provides financial planning and wealth management for high net worth families. He previously co-founded TriVest Wealth Counsel Ltd, which later merged with Wellington-Altus in 2020. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Market Strategist, and award-winning portfolio manager. Martin also writes a weekly investment column for the Financial Post, which he has done for the last 12 years. Active on Twitter, he has grown his audience to almost 20,000 thousand followers and was named one of Canada’s top 40 social influencers in finance.
Total Social Media Following: 19,600
Ellen Roseman is a Canadian writer, finance journalist, lecturer, and consumer rights, activist. For 22 years, she wrote a column handling consumer complaints for the Toronto Star, and was a freelance personal finance columnist for LowestRates.ca. Currently, Ellen is an instructor at the University of Toronto where she teaches personal finance and investing courses for beginners. Roseman is best known as the co-host of the popular Canadian MoneySaver Podcast, and author of the book Fight Back: 81 Ways to Help You Save Money and Protect Yourself from Corporate Trickery.
Total Social Media Following: 19,417
Justin Bender is the lead portfolio manager at PWL Capital, a Canadian wealth management firm. Bender is passionate about helping clients and DIY investors build better portfolios. He is best known as the author behind the popular blog called the Canadian Portfolio Manager. On the blog, Justin teaches new and veteran investors alike how to build and manage their own portfolios with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The site also includes resources like model portfolios, a DIY investor toolkit, and the recently launched CPM Blog Podcast. Justin also runs a popular YouTube channel with his PWL Capital colleague and wife, Shannon Bender, dedicated to ETF investing strategies.
Total Social Media Following: 19,167
Ben is a market analyst specializing in the Canadian housing market and household credit. Currently, he is the president of North Cove Advisors, a firm that conducts research on housing and credit trends to uncover and assess risk for institutional and high net worth investors. He also co-founded the company Edge Realty Analytics Ltd., which provides real estate investors and professionals with reports that identify national housing market trends. The two companies work together to provide clients with in-depth market research and analysis. Ben has been featured by major media outlets such as The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal, Mclean’s, Bloomberg, and many others.
Total social media followers: 19,000
Jordan is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience in banking and investing. He currently works as a Relationship Manager with The Watkins Group at CIBC Wood Gundy, helping clients plan for the future and achieve financial security. Previously, he has worked in wealth management for Scotiabank and Coast Capital Savings. Jordan is a financial literacy advocate best known for his TikTok channel, @wealthtokcanada, where he posts short videos that demystify investing for Canadians, provide tax tips, and other personal finance hacks.
Total social media followers: 18,150
Ron Butler is a veteran mortgage broker with almost 30 years of experience and one of the most well-known names in the mortgage and real estate industry. He owns one of the leading mortgage brokerages in Canada, Butler Mortgages, serving clients in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Popular on Twitter, Ron has amassed almost 17,000 followers with his keen insight, quick wit, and no BS commentary on the state of the Canadian housing market. Ron has contributed to personal finance and real estate sites like RateHub and BetterDwelling.
Total social media followers: 16,400
Christine Duhaime is a Canadian lawyer and founder of Digital Finance Institute, a think tank for thought leadership in digital finance, technology, financial inclusion and artificial intelligence. Her legal expertise is specialized in financial regulation, financial crime, asset recovery, and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing laws and compliance. She is a popular keynote speaker on topics such as financial technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and blockchain technology, to name a few. According to her Twitter profile, she is currently working on a textbook about financial crime. Christine has been ranked one of the top 100 Women in Fintech and is considered one of the most influential people across the Fintech, blockchain, and AI sectors.
Total Social Media Following: 14,100
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Barry Choi is a Toronto-based personal finance expert behind the popular blog MoneyWeHave, which is one of Canada’s most trusted money and travel blogs. He is not a finance professional, instead, he shares in-depth finance content and insight based on his own personal experience. His blog has become so successful that he is widely regarded as a self-taught money expert among industry professionals. Barry’s rise to fame led him to become a professional brand ambassador and he has worked with major companies like Tangerine bank, American Express, Expedia, and many more. He has also written for major media publications like The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Financial Post, to name a few. He has also appeared on television shows like CBC, BNN Bloomberg, CTV News, and many many more.
Total Social Media Following: 13,877
Hilliard Macbeth is a portfolio manager with Richardson Wealth, where he works with high net worth individuals through a method he calls the “pathway to balance.” This strategy focuses on learning from market cycles of bubbles and bursts to find hidden gem investments in unpopular sectors. He is also the author of When the Bubble Bursts: Surviving the Canadian Real Estate Crash, as well as the book Investment Traps and How to Avoid Them which predicted the dot-com crash. On the Richardson Wealth website, you’ll find Hillard’s own blog called Hilliard’s Weekend Notebook, which covers topics affecting Canadian investors such as the Canadian housing market, inflation, the federal budget, and much more.
Total Social Media Following: 13,596
Bob Dhillon is the Founder, President and CEO of Mainstreet Equity Corp, a real estate company that owns and manages apartment buildings across western Canada. In 2019, it was the top-performing real estate company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and generated a staggering 1,270% total return on investment between 2003 and 2014. The Main Street Equity website hosts a blog that covers topics such as tips for tenants, personal interest stories, and insight on rental properties for investors. Bob is also the owner of National Payments, a credit card processing company for small businesses. He also currently sits on the board of directors for the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC), a crown corporation responsible for making safe and affordable housing accessible to Canadians.
Total Social Media Following: 13,269
Kyle is one of the writers at Million Dollar Journey, a blog focused on becoming financially free through the principles of the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement. He previously co-founded and sold his part of the YoungAndThrifty blog. He is also the author of the book More Money for Beer and Textbooks. Young and Thrifty was written to change the lives of young Canadians by educating them to make better financial decisions. With a long history in education, he is considered to be one of Canada’s top personal finance educators and founded the Canadian Financial Summit. He recently moved to the city of Doha in Qatar to become an Economics and Business Educator at the Qatar Academy Doha.
Total Social Media Following: 12,766
Tom is a financial analyst, personal finance expert, blogger, YouTuber and podcaster. He is the founder of Canada’s most-read personal finance blog called MapleMoney, which has an accompanying YouTube channel, and a podcast. Tom created the blog to help Canadians take control of their money and achieve financial independence. His blog covers topics like how to make more money, saving, investing, credit cards, and how to spend money wisely. His company, Drake Media, either owns or is partnered with other personal finance websites such as Financial Highway, Get Rich Slowly, and Retire Happy. Tom has been featured on major media outlets like The Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, and Global News, among others.
Total Social Media Following: 12,299
Total Social Media Following: 12,226
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Phil Siarri is the founder and Editor in Chief of Nuadox, one of Canada’s best financial technology blogs. He was also the Content Strategist and a frequent blog contributor for Wealthica, a financial technology app that keeps track of all your investments in one place. Phil is an accomplished business communications and marketing professional who specializes in the tech industry. He is a well-known and respected commentator on the global financial technology sector, and was listed as a top fintech influencer in 2017, to name just a few of his notable accomplishments.
Total Social Media Following: 12,161
Bruce Sellery is one of the best-known personal finance experts in Canada with a long career as a television host, journalist, author and speaker. Not only has he appeared on major television shows like CNN, CBC, CityTV, MSNBC, he’s authored the best-selling books Moolala: Why smart people do dumb things with their money (and what you can do about it) and The Moolala Guide to Rocking Your RRSP. He also founded a financial education website called Moolala. Bruce currently works as the CEO of the non-profit credit counselling organization called Credit Canada, a money expert for CBC, and the host of the Moolala podcast. He was written for various other publications such as Yahoo Finance, MoneySense, and CBC and worked as an anchor for BNN Bloomberg.
Total Social Media Following: 11,809
Shihab El Dessouki
Shihab is a tax professional who currently works as a tax analyst for Intuit, the fintech company behind TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, Kredit Karma, and more. He created his own Youtube channel, Shihab Personal Finance, and also writes a personal blog called Shihab’s Blog. On both the blog and YouTube channel, Shihab documents his journey to financial freedom using his knowledge and experience as a finance professional. He covers topics such as investing, stock picking, and reviews of various financial products and services.
Total Social Media Following: 11,494
Sean Cooper is a mortgage broker, money coach, and bestselling best known for his book Burn Your Mortgage. At the age of 27, he bought his first house in Toronto and then paid the mortgage off within 3 years. The success of his book has made him a sought-after mortgage expert. He is now a popular finance journalist and speaker who covers all kinds of personal finance and debt-related topics. He has written for major publications like The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, and has made regular appearances on the CBC shows On The Money and The Exchange. Sean has also turned Burn Your Mortgage into a popular blog and podcast.
Total Social Media Following: 11,314
Mark Seed is the blogger behind the blog MyOwnAdvisor, which is a popular and well-known blog among those in the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early). He was inspired to start his own journey to financial independence after reading David Chilton’s book The Wealthy Barber. Mark took over his own investments with a goal to build a portfolio that pays him $30,000 in dividend income per year. The blog discusses effective investment strategies that helped him achieve that goal and provides tools, resources, and other educational material to help anyone take control of their money and start their own investing journey.
Total Social Media Following: 10,315
Dale Roberts is a blogger at Cut the Crap Investing. Fed up with bad advice and the high management fees Canadians pay, Dale gave up a successful advertising career to make low fee index investing more accessible to more people. He joined Tangerine bank as an advisor, then started his blog. He also writes a weekly column for MoneySense, covers their Canadian Couch Potato Series, and writes for the Tangerine bank blog as well.
Total Social Media Following: 10,245
Beau Humphreys is a professional Insolvency Counsellor and the host of the Personal Finance Show, and is the founder of InvestWisely.ca; a blog promoting financial education for everyone no matter their age, background, or financial status. His personal finance journey began when mental health issues and a gambling addiction led to overindebtedness. Beau filed for a consumer proposal and learned how to live without credit. During that time, he learned everything he could about personal finance fundamentals and how to take control of his money. His podcast features the personal finance stories of his guests. He has appeared as a guest on other major podcasts like Burn Your Mortgage, Mo’ Money Podcast with Jessica Moorehouse, and Young Money with Tracey Bissett, to name a few.
Total Social Media Following: 9,720
Krystal Yee is a marketing director and the founder of GiveMeBackMyFiveBucks, a blog dedicated to helping Canadians participate in an open and honest discussion about personal finances. She was inspired to write about her own personal finance journey to help break her shopping addiction and keep her accountable. Krystal was able to pay off over $20,000 of debt within a year. Her blog covers topics such as smart shopping, frugality, budgeting, savings, investing and real estate. She has been featured on major media outlets such as The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Yahoo Finance, the Wall Street Journal, and many more.
Total Social Media Following: 9,687
Stephen Weyman is the personal finance expert behind a blog called HowToSaveMoney.ca in which he writes about ways to save smarter while still maintaining a high quality of life. The blog has since grown to include everything related to personal. In addition to credit card comparison tools, it now includes other financial tools, resources, and educational material. The site has been rebranded and is now called Money Genius. He is also the co-founder of the popular website Credit Card Genius, a site designed to help Canadians compare and choose the right credit card for their needs. Stephen has been featured in major media outlets like CBC, Globe and Mail, Financial Post, and more.
Total Social Media Following: 9,633
Desirae Odjick is a marketing professional at Shopify, and the founder of HalfBanked, a website focused on helping millennials achieve balance between managing their money responsibly and living well. It started as Desirae’s personal blog documenting her journey from a broke university grad with money anxiety, to a confident investor and homeowner. The site has grown to include tools, tips, and resources centred on spending wisely, budgeting, saving, and investing. Her popular YouTube channel provides in-depth videos to teach you how to use your money to build a life you love.
Total Social Media Following: 8,137
Bryan Borzykowski is a renowned finance and business journalist as well as an entrepreneur. He regularly writes for major media publications covering topics such as business, personal finance, and investing. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Maclean’s, and many more. He is also an on-air contributor for Sirius XM Radio, and recently retired from his on-air post at CTV News.
Total Social Media Following: 7,396
Dan Kent is the co-founder and president of StockTrades.ca, a website dedicated to helping Canadians understand the stock market, take control of their own investing journey, and retire early. He’s been investing since he was 18 years old and passed the Canadian Securities Course. He regularly writes for the blog on the StockTrades website to provide up-to-date investment-related news, stock analysis, and reviews. He hosts the Stock Trades YouTube channel where he provides in-depth stock market research and investment strategies based on his personal and professional experience.
Total Social Media Following: 6,697
Kevin is recognized as one of Canada’s best finance journalists, covering topics such as economics, business, monetary policy, and more. Currently, he serves as the Editor in Chief of the Financial Post. Before that, he was a national business columnist for the National Post and an economics correspondent for The Globe and Mail. Well-informed and well-connected, Kevin keeps his readers and Twitter followers up to date on the latest developments in Canadian business, finance, and the economy.
Total social media followers: 6,485
Jordann Brown is a marketing professional at Zolo Canada, a top real estate marketplace, where she write a popular blog. She began her influencer career with her blog called My Alternate Life, which documented her journey from university post-grad with almost $40,000 in student debt, to being debt-free with a positive net worth. In less than two years she paid off her debt and grew her net worth to over $100,000. The success of her blog has earned Jordann the title of millennial money expert in the personal finance space. She has been featured in major media outlets such as The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, CBC News, Business Insider, and many more.
Total Social Media Following: 5,620
Romana King is a mortgage expert currently working as the Director of Content at Zolo, a top real estate marketplace, and the former Senior Editor of the popular personal finance site MoneySense. She is also the founder and author of RK Homeowner, a blog and website dedicated to making financial literacy accessible to everyone, with a focus on removing shame from financial mistakes to re-frame them as teachable moments. Her personal blog covers all the personal finance fundamentals plus topics relevant to all Canadians, such as financial literacy for kids, how to save money on groceries, homeownership mistakes to avoid, tax-saving tips, and so much more. Romana wrote a book called House Poor No More, and is an award-winning columnist. Her work has appeared in major media outlets such as The Globe and Mail, Financial Times, Financial Post, and many more.
Total Social Media Following: 5,276
Shannon Steele is a business and technology professional specializing in growing e-commerce businesses and digital finance. She currently works for Amazon as their go-to-market specialist. She is also a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast with a Bitcoin Professional certification and a Certified Professional through the Digital Currency Council. On her Twitter account, Shannon keeps followers abreast of the latest news in eCommerce, blockchain, and crypto along with her insights. Shannon has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Blockchain, a top female tech influencer, and a top social influencer in finance, innovation and risk.
Total Social Media Following: 5,276
Alan Whitton is the founder and author of The Canadian Personal Finance Blog which features personal finance essays, stories, case studies and how-to articles specifically for Canadians. He carved out a niche specializing in the financial aspect of raising children with disabilities, Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs), Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs), and various other Canadian finance topics. His work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and MoneySense. He has also appeared on popular personal finance podcasts such as Burn Your Mortgage with Sean Cooper, The Mostly Money Podcast with Preet Banerjee, and the Debt Free in 30 Podcast with Doug Hoyes.
Total Social Media Following: 4,909
By day, Mark Taylor is a digital marketing professional specializing in search engine optimization (SEO) and conversion rate optimization (CRO). He recently founded his own company, Make Your Mark Today, which uses cutting-edge SEO and CRO tech to build high-performing websites. By night he is obsessed with all things personal finance. On his blog, Mediocre Money, Mark covers gives tips on investing, saving, and how to earn more along with reviews of financial products and services, and his own money diary. On his YouTube channel, Money With Mark, he explores the path to financial independence and compares, analyses and reviews all things money and personal finance. His Financial Independence Podcast explores strategies to make the most of your wealth.
Total social media followers: 2,870
Sean Solo is a Project Manager from Calgary, Alberta and an up-and-coming money influencer. He is best known for his YouTube Channel, Sean Solo Invests, where he documents his family’s journey to financial independence. His videos focus on saving, investing, crypto, side hustles, and updates on his personal net worth. As a family of 3 and their 30s, Sean and his wife recently achieved a net worth of just over a million dollars.
Total social media followers: 2,262
Norm Rothery is a Certified Financial Planner with a Ph.D. in Atomic Physics. He launched the StingyInvestor website after discovering his passion for personal finance and investing. On the site, Norm writes investing content focused on value investing as well as a newsletter called the Rothery Report. Previously, he worked as the Cheif Investment Strategist at Dan Hallett and Associates Inc. He has contributed to MoneySense, The Globe and Mail, and Canadian Money Saver, among others.
Total Social Media Following: 2,064
Jin Won Choi
Jin is a software developer and entrepreneur with a Ph.D. in financial math. He is the founder and CEO of ENJIN, a company that uses machine learning to create investment strategies. He also founded Money Geek, a personal finance website with comparison tools and other resources to help you make smarter financial decisions. His experience include stints with major financial institutions like RBC and Shoreline West Asset Management in tech and data analytics. On Twitter, Jin keeps his finger on the pulse of financial technology news, developments, and trends.
Total social media followers: 1,816
Sandi Martin is a Partner and Financial Planner at Spring Personal Finance Inc, podcastor, and serial entrepreneur. She is the co-host of the Because Money podcast that ran for 6 seasons. The show has been on a temprory hiatus, slated to return in the fall of 2022. The show focuses on addressing real life money issues that impact everday Canadians. Sandi co-authored the book Women and Money, founded Spring Personal Finance that later merged with JYC Financial, and co-founded a robo-advisor comparison tool that later sold in 2017.
Total Social Media Following: 1,331
Is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Motley Fool staff writer turned personal finance blogger. On his site, Wealth Awesome, Chris uses his in-depth knowledge and professional experience as a financial advisor, energy trader, and investment wholesaler to help readers achieve financial independence. After a decade in the finance space, Chris was inspired to start the blog because he saw a major lack of financial literacy among Canadians. On the blog, he covers topics like investing, money management, retirement planning, and reviews then breaks them down into smaller, easy-to-understand pieces. Wealth Awesome is a well-known and popular blog in the FIRE community, and Chris has been featured on Yahoo Finance, The Globe and Mail, The Motley Fool, Wealthsimple, and more.
Total Social Media Following: 1,212