Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.

MAKERS Profile

Alexa von Tobel

Personal Finance Expert

More From Alexa

In this video

Tagged as

Alexa von Tobel believes that financial planning shouldn't be a luxury. She discusses how her company, LearnVest, makes financial planning accessible to everyone, regardless of income.

Alexa 's Biography

Dream Interview Subject: Diane Sawyer
Scariest Moment: Dropping out of Harvard Business School at the height of the recession to start her new company.
Three Attributes to Describe Herself: Energetic, passionate, and a big thinker
To Her 15-Year-Old Self: "I think my 15-year-old self is smarter than my current self."

Alexa von Tobel is the Founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, the leading personal finance and lifestyle website for women, whose mission is to make trusted personal financial information accessible to millions across the country. She received a BA in Psychology at Harvard College, and upon graduation, worked as a trader at Morgan Stanley before enrolling in Harvard Business School. Shortly after, she took a leave of absence to launch LearnVest and begin fundraising. Since starting the company in 2009, Alexa has been featured in Vanity Fair’s “2011 Next Establishment" list, Business Insider’s 2010 and 2011 “Silicon Alley 100” lists, and named “One of the Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” in Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” feature, amongst many others.

Related Videos

Rachel Simmons
Rachel Simmons
Educator & Author

Rachel Simmons is the author of two New York Times best sellers, including Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, the first book to explore bullying between young...

Jenette Kahn
Jenette Kahn
First Female Comic Book Executive

Kahn served as publisher and then president of DC Comics, where she helped the company grow from 35 people (with three women, including herself) to 250 people with women representi...

Anna Maria Chávez
Anna Maria Chávez
CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

Anna Maria Chávez is the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, and a lifetime member of the group dedicated to building up girls as strong, confident leaders. C...

Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington
President & Editor-In-Chief, The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author. Originally from Greece, Huffi...