Michael K. Farr

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Michael K. Farr is an award-winning author, CNBC contributor, and president of the DC investment advisory firm, Farr, Miller, & Washington. He has written three books, A Million Is Not Enough: How to Retire With the Money You'll Need, The Arrogance Cycle, and Restoring Our American Dream, which came out in 2013.[1] Farr received a Next Generation Indie Books Finalist Award for Restoring Our American: The Best Investment in the category of Current Events/Social Change.[2]

Business career[edit]

Michael K. Farr is President and majority owner of Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC.[3] He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the firm. Prior to starting the firm, he was a Principal with Alex. Brown & Sons.[4] Farr is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington,[5] the Young President's Organization, and the Washington Association of Money Managers.[6] He is also the Chairman of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation.[7]

Influence in financial media[edit]

Farr is a paid contributor on CNBC television [8] as well as a recurring commentator for The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC’s Nightly News, CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters, and the Nightly Business Report on PBS.[9]

He is often heard on Associated Press Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal,[10] Forbes,[11] Fortune,[12] The Washington Post,[13] Businessweek, USA Today,[14] and many other publications. His market blogs can be found on CNBC.com,[15] HuffingtonPost.com [16] and Politico.com.[17]

The forward of The Arrogance Cycle was written by P. J. O'Rourke, the American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author.

Personal life[edit]

Michael lives in Naples, FL with his wife and has two grown children. He is a graduate of the University of the South in Tennessee.


Title Type Publisher Publication Date
[A Million Is Not Enough: How to Retire With the Money You'll Need non-fiction Headline Books March 5, 2008
The Arrogance Cycle non-fiction Lyons Press September 1, 2011
Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment non-fiction Springboard Press March 2013


  1. ^ Amazon Author Profiles: Michael K Farr, http://www.amazon.com/Restoring-American-Dream-Michael-Farr/dp/0938467662/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1365087250&sr=8-2&keywords=Michael+K.+Farr
  2. ^ Headline Books, http://publisherpage.com/index.php/7/59
  3. ^ http://farrmiller.com/michael_farr.html
  4. ^ http://www.cnbc.com/id/24773872
  5. ^ MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: http://www.economicclub.org/images/userfiles/files/ECW%20Directory%20name_title_company%202_7_14(1).pdf
  6. ^ Amazon Author Profiles: Michael K Farr, CNBC, http://www.amazon.com/Michael-K.-Farr/e/B001H6UG50
  7. ^ Sibley Hospital, http://www.sibleyfoundation.org/letter_chairman.html
  8. ^ http://www.michaelkfarr.com/content/about_michael_farr/index.html
  9. ^ CNBC Profiles: Michael K Farr, CNBC, http://www.cnbc.com/id/24773872/Michael_Farr
  10. ^ U.S. Stocks Decline, Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304679404579459013297350286
  11. ^ Financials, retailers lead rally, Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/1999/03/05/mu2.html
  12. ^ Will the Fed shrug off Katrina, Fortune: http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/20/news/economy/fed_preview/index.htm
  13. ^ B.F. Saul III resigns as president of Saul Centers to start own venture, Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-business/post/bf-saul-iii-resigns-as-president-of-saul-centers-to-start-own-venture/2012/09/07/a4d04418-f91f-11e1-8398-0327ab83ab91_blog.html
  14. ^ Nasdaq takes a dive as momentum stocks cool, USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2014/04/04/nasdaq-swoons/7310829/
  15. ^ CNBC Profiles, CNBC.com: http://www.cnbc.com/id/24773872
  16. ^ Michael Farr, The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-farr/
  17. ^ Occupy Wall Street: The outcry against arrogance, Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66372_Page2.html

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