HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Nicole Lapin

Author & Money Expert (You Don’t Need a Dictionary to Understand)


  • How to Be A Rich Bitch
  • Be the Boss of Everything
  • Profiting From The “Share Economy”
  • From Debt to Dollars: How I Got It Together and Got It All
  • Rethink Everything You Think You Know About Money



Nicole Lapin is a finance expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand. She began her career in finance at age 18, reporting from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for First Business Network. Lapin went on to become the youngest anchor ever at CNN and then to claim the same title at CNBC, where she anchored the only global finance show on the network, “Worldwide Exchange,” while contributing financial reports to MSNBC and “Today.” Lapin is the New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together...Finally (William Morrow Paperbacks).

In Rich Bitch, Lapin lays out a 12-Step Plan in which she shares her experiences—mistakes and all—of getting her own finances in order. She talks to you not like a lecturer but as your friend. And even though money is typically an “off-limits” conversation, nothing is off-limits here. Rich Bitch rehabs whatever bad money habits you might have and provides a plan you can not only sustain, but also thrive on. You won’t feel deprived but rather inspired to go after the rich life you deserve, and confident enough to call yourself a rich bitch.

Lapin has also served as a business anchor and special correspondent for Bloomberg Television. She is the money saving correspondent for “The Wendy Williams Show” and reports on the business of Hollywood for “The Insider.” She is also the creator and host of the AOL Originals show, “I’ll Never Forget My First,” where she interviews influential women about the first time they knew they made it. She is the host and judge of the CW original show “Hatched,” a retail invention competition show, which airs on Saturday mornings at 11:00am ET/PT, and was recently named as GoBankingRate's 2015 Money Idol. She is currently Redbook magazine’s first-ever money columnist.

Lapin graduated summa cum laude and as the valedictorian of her class at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Praise for Nicole Lapin:

“The role of women in the workforce is changing and today women are disrupting the workplace—for the better. Ladies, it’s time to disrupt your own industry. Nicole will show you how.”
--Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx

“If you're a woman and you like business, you need to read Nicole’s books. Immediately. You can't afford to miss them, ladies."
--Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar

"Nicole does a fabulous job educating people about business while always keeping it fun and entertaining."
--Alexis Maybank, Founder of Gilt Groupe

"At last! Business books that are cool enough for my kick-ass teenage daughters, and smart enough for my CEO self!"
--Julie Clark, Founder of Baby Einstein

“Women are underrepresented among entrepreneurs. Nicole is a great guide to help us close that gap.”
--Daniel Lubetzky, CEO & Founder of KIND Snacks

“Nicole’s advice is ON POINT. Her material and delivery is current, REAL, and entertaining. If you follow her principles, I assert you will have extraordinary results in your life!”
--Lavinia Errico, Founder of Equinox

“Nicole is a fun and engaging and will help you build your brand and rock your career.”
--Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

“Whether you’re wanting to branch out on your own startup or just get ahead in your current job, Nicole knows just how to develop those skills to get you where you want to be. She's a perfect role model for young women learning to be their own boss (bitch)."
--Brit Morin, Founder of Brit&Co.

“What I love about Nicole is that you don't need a dictionary to understand her advice. It's crystal clear, straight up and spot-on."
--Alyssa Milano, Actress and Businesswoman

“Nicole delivers expert business advice straight up, no chaser, in a tone that’s as lively as it is likable.”
--Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, founders of Warby Parker

"Nicole is the money expert with sensible advice to help you be the CEO of your own life."
--Fred DeLuca, Founder of Subway

“Lapin’s unfiltered, energetic advice speaks to anymore taking aim at their own career destiny.”
--Mike Perlis, CEO of forbes media

“Nicole brings to life in a highly readable way the real pitfalls and solutions of financial life in a more complex world.”
--Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts

Praise for Rich Bitch :

“Rich Bitch should be mandatory reading for every young professional woman who wants to take control of her financial destiny. Lapin provides unfiltered, brilliant advice to a generation of women taking aim at their own success and wealth.”
--Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN

“Nicole’s advice is a swift kick in the pants to the young, ambitious, upstart women out there who want control over their lives, debts, and careers.”
--Wendy WIlliams, host of "The Wendy Williams Show"

“Let Nicole be the doctor for your financial health and you will feel better in more ways than you’d think.”
--Dr. Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show," and Lisa Oz, host of "The Lisa Oz Show"

“Rich Bitch is essential reading for 21st century women wanting to rise to the top of the economic ladder. Everything that you need to know is in here, all of it said with the wit and confidence we’ve come to expect from Nicole.”
--Rebecca Taylor, designer