Speakers Profile - Scott Pape

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The Barefoot Investor is Australia's favourite money guy.

Scott Pape is not your typical financial advisor.

He has a fresh take on an all too often boring topic -encouraging people to use their time, creativity and cash to create a unique life -and 'tread your own path'.

Scott has been heralded as the 'Jamie Oliver of finance' and is a successful stockbroker, media commentator and author. Formerly an investment advisor with one of Melbourne's leading finance firms EL&C Baillieu, Scott made headlines in 2004 with the publication of his first book 'The Barefoot Investor', which was an overwhelming success. The book has since been printed in the UK, Holland and Korea and in 2007 a revised and updated version was released in Australia.

Sir Richard Branson probably said it best when he stated, 'The Barefoot Investor Makes finance fun'. His mum agrees.

It is Scott's unique ability to combine his knowledge, experience and infectious Humour to achieve what most people thought was impossible - to carve a niche in the financial market targeted at younger generations.

His new interactive television show, The Barefoot Investor, is broadcast on CNBC, the world's leading business channel, and is currently available in 120 million homes across Australia and the United States.

The show is about giving the audience strategies to take control of their money so that they can start doing the things that will make a real difference in their life...right now.

Scott is the bestselling author of the book, 'The Barefoot Investor... 5 Steps To Financial Freedom in Your 20's and 30's'. Each week he reaches millions of people through his media activities including his nationally syndicated News Limited newspaper column, his weekly 'Money Shot' segment on Network Ten's, 'The 7pm Project' in addition to his weekly money segment on Triple M breakfast.

Scott uses his exceptional ability to tap into the psyche of younger generations to deliver street-wise strategies to people who simply 'don't do' finance. He understands the pressures faced by young people on a day-to-day basis and the extremely competitive economic environment in which they are surrounded.

Scott understands that having a degree is by no means a ticket to a successful career and financial happiness and when giving advice he, in his own words, 'keeps it real'. His skill in communicating so effectively with Generations X and Y helping Scott to fast track his way to becoming an Australian household name.