Scott Pape grew up in Ouyen, Victoria, where he held odd jobs – once being paid by his father with a single BHP share. He later attended La Trobe University, receiving his Bachelor of Business degree in 2001.
Pape writes a weekly syndicated column that appears in the Courier Mail, Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser, Hobart Mercury, Sunday Perth Times, Yahoo7 and The Daily Telegraph. He is also a radio commentator for Triple M, and a regular contributor to ABC radio. In 2003 Scott presented a weekly finance show for young people on SYN Radio in Melbourne. In 2004, Pape wrote a book, The Barefoot Investor. It has since been revised and is now sold throughout Europe. Scott Pape has a business show bearing the same name The Barefoot Investor, which runs on CNBC.
He has most recently appeared as the financial expert on the SBS show The Nest. In April 2008, he was a participant in the Australia 2020 Summit. Pape was previously a regular guest on The 7pm Project.
Pape's book "Barefoot Investor for Families" was published on September 24, 2018.
- Killackey, Fiona (May 2010). "Scott Pape". Royal Auto. RACV Public Affairs. p. 17.
- Blunden, Ralph (6 September 2008). "La Trobe University - Alumni - Book Reviews". Archived from the original on 6 September 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
- "The Barefoot Investor for Families: The only kids' money guide you'll ever need". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Spring 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
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