DNC Treasurer since 1999, Andrew Tobias was born and raised in New York. He majored in Slavic Languages and Literature at Harvard, but spent most of his time running the million-dollar student business conglomerate and publishing "Let's Go: The Student Guide to Europe."

After graduating in 1968, he had a brief sojourn in the high-flying world of business, rising to a VP spot at then-hot/then-not National Student Marketing Corporation (about which he wrote "The Funny Money Game," his first book to gain wide national attention).

At 23, he entered Harvard Business School, writing for New York Magazine on the side and, upon graduation, as a Contributing Editor. When NYM was sold, he followed Clay Felker to Esquire. He had a column for several years in Time, and is Personal Finance Editor of Parade.

He has written three New York Times best-sellers: "Fire and Ice: the Charles Revson/Revlon Story" ("The perfect book" -- The Wall Street Journal); "The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need" ("The only investment guide many will indeed ever need." -- Barron's); and "The Invisible Bankers: Everything the Insurance Industry Never Wanted You to Know" ("Entertaining and irreverent." -- Fortune).

His coming of age memoir, "The Best Little Boy in the World," was added to the Modern Library series in September 1998 to coincide with its 25th anniversary and publication of the sequel -- "The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up."

Andrew Tobias' "Managing Your Money," a software program he helped to create, dominated its market for several years and helped hundreds of thousands of people take control of their finances.

In the fall of 1997, he co-hosted "Beyond Wall Street," an eight-part PBS documentary.

He has received the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, Harvard Magazine's 1998 Smith-Weld Prize, and the Consumer Federation of America Media Service Award.

He has worked actively to discourage kids from becoming smokers and to reform the auto insurance system.

His daily comments can be found at www.andrewtobias.com.

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