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Company History

2014

  • Dave Ramsey reaches more than 500,000 Twitter followers.
  • More than 60,000 users downloaded “The Dave Ramsey Show” video channel app for iOS devices.
  • Dave hosts live events in Boise, Dallas, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Salt Lake City and San Antonio.
  • Rachel Cruze and Dave Ramsey release Smart Money, Smart Kids in April.
  • The Lampo Group, Inc. has more than 350 team members.

2013

  • Since 1994, more than 2 million families have benefitted from Financial Peace University.
  • Dave Says column is available to more than 18.2 million readers through 410 publications.
  • A new live event, Legacy Journey LIVE!, featuring Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze, was launched.
  • The Legacy Journey, a 7-week follow up class to Financial Peace University, was launched.
  • Dave hosts live events in Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Austin, Greenville, Birmingham, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Knoxville, Orlando, Spokane, Tulsa, Los Angeles, and New York City.
  • Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan both launched their first headline live events.
  • “The Dave Ramsey Show” launches a 24-hour, online streaming video channel.
  • The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition is released to celebrate 10 years in print.
  • More than 950,000 people have attended live events.
  • Foundations in Personal Finance, is available in more than 16,000 high schools and educational institutions, with more than 1.3 million students in all 50 states.
  • More than 331,000 Dave Ramsey Show listeners were referred to Dave’s Endorsed Local Providers
  • Lampo Press releases the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book START. by Jon Acuff.

2012

  • Since 1994, more than 1.8 million families have benefitted from Financial Peace University.
  • Dave Says column is available to more than 17.8 million readers.
  • Foundations in Personal Finance, is available in more than 11,000 high schools and educational institutions, with more than 1 million students in all 50 states.
  • A new live event, Living a Legacy, featuring Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Jon Acuff, was launched.
  • Dave hosts live events in Long Beach, Orlando, Denver, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Franklin, Mesa, Fresno, Houston, Highlands Ranch, Seattle, Grand Rapids, Atlanta, and San Antonio.
  • More than 280,000  Dave Ramsey Show listeners were referred to Dave’s Endorsed Local Providers
  • The Lampo Group has grown to more than 350 team members.
  • A newly revised, 9-week Financial Peace University was released in July.
  • "The Dave Ramsey Show" celebrated 20 years in radio.
  • The Dave Ramsey Channel was launched on iHeart Radio.
  • "The Dave Ramsey Show" adds WOR, in New York, to its line-up.
  • Andrews Gutierrez launched his first live event.
  • Rachel Cruze launched a newly revised version of Generation Change.
  • Dave Ramsey’s Custom College Guide was released.
  • A special edition Junior Adventures book, The Best Christmas Ever, was released.

2011

  • Since 1994, more than 1.5 million families have benefited from Financial Peace University.
  • Dave Says column is available to more than 17.5 million readers. 
  • Foundations in Personal Finance is available in more than 10,000 high schools and educational institutions, with more than 350,000 students, in all 50 states.
  • Dave hosts live events in Nashville, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Portland, Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston.
  • More than 294,000 Dave Ramsey Show listeners were referred to Dave’s Endorsed Local Providers. 
  • The Lampo Group has grown to more than 320 team members! 
  • Rachel Cruze wrote The Graduate’s Survival Kit, released in May, for graduating high school seniors. 
  • Jon Acuff wrote Quitter, his Wall Street Journal bestselling book, in May. 
  • Dave's book, EntreLeadership, was released in September. The book debuted at number one on the New York Times bestsellers list. 
  • The Andres Gutierrez Show premiered in October.
  • The Dave Ramsey Show added its 500th station. 

2010

  • Since 1994, more than 1,250,000 families have benefited from this life-changing program of Financial Peace University.
  • Dave Says column is available to more than sixteen million readers.
  • Foundations in Personal Finance is available in more than 10,000 high schools and educational institutions in all 50 states.
  • Dave does live events in Houston, TX, Grand Rapids, MI, San Antonio, TX, Dallas, TX, Charleston, SC, Phoenix, AZ, Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC and Orlando, FL &mdash more than 65,000 total attendees for the year.
  • Dave does Entreleadership One-day Simulcast and events with over 18,000 attendees for the year.
  • 285,000 Dave Ramsey Show listeners were referred to Dave’s Endorsed Local Providers.
  • The Lampo Group has grown to more than 300 team members!
  • Andres Gutierrez joined Dave to bring a message of hope to the Hispanic Community. Paz Financiera is offered in churches, businesses and community centers.
  • Dave announces co-publishing agreement with Simon and Schuster’s Howard Books. First book, based on his Entreleadership principles, will be released in the fall, 2011.

2009

  • Since 1994, more than 1,000,000 families have benefited from this life-changing program of Financial Peace University.
  • 1,000,000 people participated in Town Hall for Hope.
  • The Dave Ramsey Show is heard on more than 450 stations, including 72 top-100 markets and 10 top-20 markets.
  • Dave Ramsey was named Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year at the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards.
  • Dave Says column is available to more than fourteen million readers.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation is available in more than 10,000 high schools and educational institutions in all 50 states.
  • Dave does live events in Portland, OR; Indianapolis, IN; Atlanta, GA; Grand Rapids, MI; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; Kansas City, MO; Colorado Springs, CO; Detroit, MI; and Salt Lake City, UT —more than 82,000 total attendees for the year.
  • 250,000 Dave Ramsey Show listeners were referred to Dave's Endorsed Local Providers.
  • The Lampo Group was named one of Nashville Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" for the fourth straight year.
  • The Lampo Group has grown to more than 280 team members.

2008

  • Financial Peace University partners with Military Saves to help servicemen and women learn how to handle their money.
  • The Dave Ramsey Show adds its 350th affiliate.
  • Dave Says column is available to more than five million readers.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation is available in more than 2,000 high schools in all 50 states.

2007

  • More than 165,000 families join FPU. Since 1994, more than 500,000 families have benefited from this life-changing program.
  • The Dave Ramsey Show is heard on more than 345 stations, including 72 top-100 markets and 10 top-20 markets.
  • Dave does live events in Oklahoma City, OK; Portland, OR; Birmingham, AL; Greenville, SC; Indianapolis, IN; Atlanta, GA; Grand Rapids, MI; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Jackson, MS; Kansas City, MO; and Louisville, KY—more than 80,000 total attendees for the year.
  • A revised edition of The Total Money Makeover is released including all new success stories.
  • Dave Says column is seen by more than 4.5 million readers.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation is available in 1,800 high schools in 46 states.
  • The Lampo Group grows to more than 196 team members.
  • "The Dave Ramsey Show" premieres on the Fox Business Network.

2006

  • A total of 120,000 families graduate from FPU this year! More than 380,000 families have completed the life-changing course since 1994.
  • Dave begins a development deal with CBS Entertainment to produce a reality show pilot.
  • The Dave Ramsey Show is heard on more than 295 stations, including 65 top-100 markets and eight top-20 markets.
  • Dave does live events in Okalahoma City, OK; Dallas, TX; Knoxville, TN; San Antonio, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Birmingham, Ala.; Louisville, Ky.; Nashville, TN; Greenville, SC; Evansville, IN; Houston, TX; and Atlanta, GA—41,669 total attendees for the year.
  • Dave Says column is seen by more than 3 million readers.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation is available in more than 1,000 schools.
  • WealthCoach begins helping music artists, authors and athletes manage their money.
  • The Lampo Group has 173 employees.

2005

  • A total of 90,000 families graduate from FPU this year! More than 260,000 families have completed the life-changing course since 1994.
  • Dave helps families with their money questions on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • The Dave Ramsey Show is heard on more than 250 stations including 56 top-100 markets and 12 top-20 markets.
  • Dave does live events in Houston, TX; New York, NY; Grand Rapids, MI; Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Memphis, TN; Birmingham, AL; Jackson, MS; Knoxville, TN; Louisville, KY; San Antonio, TX; Oklahoma, OK; and Evansville, TN—51,097 total attendees for the year.
  • The Money Answer Book is published by J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing.
  • Chick-fil-A features Dave's children's books in their kid's meals and Lampo Press releases two additional children's books.
  • Dave Says column is seen by more than two million readers.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation is available in 600 schools.
  • Dave began teaching business leaders Entreleadership
  • The Lampo Group has 110 employees.

2004

  • Six FPU lessons are translated into Spanish, and more than 150 families go through the Spanish version of the program.
  • Financial Peace at Work coordinates with a major manufacturer to sign up more than 2,500 of the manufacturer’s team members.
  • More than 60,000 families attend Financial Peace University at thousands of locations across the country including community centers, small businesses, churches, military installations, and banks.
  • Daily Money Makeover: 90 vignettes become available to radio stations.
  • Dave is profiled by Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes.
  • The Dave Ramsey Show gets its 200th affiliate. The show is heard on 220 stations including 47 top-100 markets and nine top-20 markets.
  • Dave does live events in Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Grand Rapids, MI; Greenville, SC; Winston-Salem, NC; Memphis, TN; Pittsburgh, PA; Spokane, WA; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Midland/Odessa, TX; Jackson, MS; Huntsville, AL; Oklahoma City, OK; Owensboro, KY; and Montgomery, AL—41,280 total attendees for the year.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation is available in more than 400 schools nationwide with more than 11,000 students taking the classes.
  • The Lampo Group has 105 employees!

2003

  • Viking releases Financial Peace Revisited in January.
  • More than 110,000 families have attended Financial Peace University since its creation.
  • The Total Money Makeover debuts on the best-seller lists, and becomes our third New York Times Best-Seller. Dave begins a 32-city The Total Money Makeover tour that includes 11 LIVE events, 31 book signings, 28 sermons and 108 media appearances. Dave simulcasts The Total Money Makeover LIVE event to more than 500 locations across the country.
  • "The Dave Ramsey Show" is available on more than 137 stations including 45 top 100 markets and ten top 20 markets.
  • Dave does LIVE events in Oklahoma City, Okla.; Jackson, Miss.; Nashville, Tenn.; Houston, Texas; Midland/Odessa, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Monroe, La.; Louisville, Ky.; Jackson, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Maine; Phoenix, Ariz.; Greenville, S.C.; Denver, Colo.; Pittsburg, Pa.; and Grand Rapids, Mich. – 44,930 total attendees for the year.
  • Dave’s Club becomes MyTotalMoneyMakeover.com.
  • The Lampo Group releases the children's book series: The Super Red Racer, My Fantastic Fieldtrip, The Big Birthday Surprise, and Careless at the Carnival. The company also releases Tranquilidad Financiera, a Spanish translation of Financial Peace.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation is available in 300 schools.
  • The Lampo Group grows to 100 team members.

2002

  • More than 30,000 families graduated from FPU this year (70,000 since 1994).
  • "The Dave Ramsey Show" is heard on 137 stations including 35 top 100 markets and eight top 20 markets.
  • Dave holds his first Financial Peace LIVE simulcast event. He also does LIVE events in Jacksonville, Fla.; Jackson, Miss.; Nashville, Tenn.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; San Antonio, Texas; Houston, Texas; Midland/Odessa, Texas; Monroe, La.; Pittsburg, Pa.; Portland, Maine; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Spartanburg, S.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Owensboro, Ky.– 32,355 total attendees for the year.
  • Priceless is published by J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, and lands on Gift Book best-seller List.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation is available in 100 schools.
  • The Lampo Group grows to 70 team members.

2001

  • FPU begins working with the military. Fort Knox in Ky. is the first base to hold an FPU class.
  • More than 20,000 families attend FPU this year (40,000 since 1994).
  • Updated FPU video classes are recorded over six days with an audience of more than 650 families. FPU creates the Workplace and Financial Literacy programs.
  • "The Dave Ramsey Show" is heard on more than 96 stations including 25 top 100 markets and four top 20 markets.
  • Dave does LIVE events in Jacksonville, Fla.; Paducah, Ky.; Jackson, Miss.; Nashville, Tenn.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Houston, Texas; Jackson, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; Charleston, S.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Phoenix, Ariz.– 32,700 total attendees for the year.
  • The subscription Web site, "Dave's Club" begins online.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation is available in 35 schools.
  • The Lampo Group grows to 46 team members.

2000

  • FPU begins working with churches. The Lampo Group creates a church department late in the fall of 2000.
  • More than 10,000 families attend FPU this year (20,000 since 1994).
  • A new radio studio is built in the company offices. The Lampo Group begins aggressively syndicating "The Dave Ramsey Show." The show is available on 56 stations including 14 top 100 markets and two top 20 markets.
  • Dave does LIVE events in Jackson, Miss.; Kansas City, Mo.; Birmingham, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; Jackson, Tenn.; Paducah, Ky.; Louisville, Ky.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Phoenix, Ariz.– 25,300 total attendees for the year.
  • Financial Peace Jr. is created and How To Have More Than Enough becomes available.
  • Financial Peace for the Next Generation becomes available and is offered at 12 schools to 527 students.
  • The Lampo Group grows to 33 team members.

1999

  • Financial Peace Personal Finance Software is released and wins the Ziff-Davis Financial Software of the Year Award.
  • Between 1997 and 1999 more than 10,000 families enroll in FPU (10,000 graduates since 1994).
  • "The Money Game" becomes "The Dave Ramsey Show." The show is available on 33 radio stations including eight top 100 markets.
  • Dave does LIVE events in Louisville, Ky., Birmingham, Ala.; Jackson, Miss.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Paducah, Ky. – 20,250 total attendees for the year.
  • Penguin Books publishes More Than Enough, and with a 10 city tour the book becomes our second New York Times Best-Seller.

1998

  • Financial Peace Planner is released, and becomes a national best seller according to Business Week and USA Today.
  • "The Money Game" is voted the number one radio show in Nashville by The Nashville Scene The studio moves into The Lampo Group offices and broadcasts to 21 markets.
  • Dave does LIVE events in Louisville, Ky.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Charleston, S.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Jackson, Miss.; Memphis, Tenn.; Bristol, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Spartanburg, S.C. – 20,200 total attendees.
  • The company releases three new products: 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act video, The Envelope System and Dumping Debt software.

1997

  • Viking publishes Financial Peace and puts together a 21 city book tour. Financial Peace becomes The Lampo Group’s first New York Times Best-Seller.
  • Penguin Audiobooks releases the audio version of Financial Peace.
  • FPU videos become available and classes are held in bookstores, churches, libraries, restaurants, businesses, radio stations, and schools in 32 states.
  • People magazine features Dave in a three page article. He is interviewed by Matt Lauer on "The Today Show" (It is Matt's first day and Dave is his first interview). Dave also does his first appearance on Pat Robertson's CBN. Later this year Dave has appearances on "Sally Jesse Raphael," CNN, and "CBS This Morning."
  • "The Money Game" is broadcast in 12 cities.
  • Dave does his first radio affiliate LIVE event tour including Spokane, Wash.; Las Vegas, Nev. and Memphis, Tenn.—4,950 total attendees for the year. The Lampo Group Inc. conducts 26 LIVE events, 12 of which are large radio affiliate events.

1996

  • The first FPU video shoot is done over 2 Saturdays. The total number of families that graduated from FPU since 1994 reaches 1,000.
  • Dave decides to take his Nashville radio show, "The Money Game," nationwide. The first affiliate station to pick up "The Money Game" is in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
  • The Lampo Group conducts 34 seminars.
  • The Web site FinancialPeace.com is launched.

1995

  • Dave self-publishes a revised version of Financial Peace.
  • FPU grows to five days a week.
  • The Lampo Group conducts 22 seminars.

1994

  • Financial Peace University (FPU) begins. On a weekly basis for six months, Dave and his overhead projector teach five families FPU.

1992

  • Dave self-publishes Financial Peace and begins selling it by mail and out of the trunk of his car.
  • After Dave is a guest on a WWTN 99.7 FM program, the station asks Dave to start a local radio show answering financial questions from callers. The station is in bankruptcy and can’t pay for talent. Dave’s show is called “The Money Game.”

1991

  • The Lampo Group Inc. begins with Dave counseling financially hurting people one on one.
 

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