Ben Stein

Actor, Author, Host, Columnist, Commentator and Comedic Financial Renaissance Man

Ben Stein was born in Washington, D.C., (the son of the economist and writer Herbert Stein), grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in Economics. He is a top economics keynote speak and he graduated from Yale Law School in 1970 as valedictorian of his class by the election of his classmates. He also studied at the Graduate School of Economics at Yale.

  • Ben Stein`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Ben Stein`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $40,001 - $50,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Ben Stein`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Ben Stein`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $40,001 - $50,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Ben Stein on Politics in America

At a time of tremendous uncertainty for America’s political, business and social institutions, Ben Stein provides a patriotic, optimistic look of how we have been here before—and we will find our way forward to a brighter future. Stein lays out what leaders must do to ...

At a time of tremendous uncertainty for America’s political, business and social institutions, Ben Stein provides a patriotic, optimistic look of how we have been here before—and we will find our way forward to a brighter future. Stein lays out what leaders must do to move the greatest country on earth forward by delivering a positive policy prescription for a moral and economic recovery. Stein is a lifelong Republican, but is not afraid to call out his party when he believes they are off the tracks—especially about budgets, taxes and deficits. A former speechwriter to Presidents Nixon and Ford, a campaigner for Ronald Reagan and a longtime observer of all things politic whose views are regularly featured on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN and FOX, audiences leave Stein’s uplifting and pragmatic presentation feeling that America’s best days lie in the not-so-distant future.

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Ben Stein on the Economy

In election after election there is endless complaining about waste, fraud and abuse in Washington, each batch of candidates promises to clean it up, but somehow it never happens. With the latest economic debacle in full tilt, one thing is for certain — you and I ...

In election after election there is endless complaining about waste, fraud and abuse in Washington, each batch of candidates promises to clean it up, but somehow it never happens. With the latest economic debacle in full tilt, one thing is for certain — you and I will pick up the monster-sized bill in many different ways. What is missing is more regulation from Washington and more prosecution, not less. Ben Stein shares these insights and more regarding the current economy, what prompted this fiasco and what must be done to dig us out.

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A Positive Program To Beat the Retirement Crisis

A step by step plan for the nation, each company’s employees, each retiree to be enable to retire comfortably by careful and highly DIVERSIFIED and RISK AVERSE saving and investing. I will lay out how we got into the retirement mess, how much short we are, and how as a...

A step by step plan for the nation, each company’s employees, each retiree to be enable to retire comfortably by careful and highly DIVERSIFIED and RISK AVERSE saving and investing. I will lay out how we got into the retirement mess, how much short we are, and how as a nation we can get to a better place. I will also set out a plan to save and invest with the help of financial professionals so that the investor’s money grows—while avoiding the risks of catastrophic downturns without taking unnecessary risks. This is a speech for people who seriously want to retire comfortably and help others do so. It involves discussion of a wide range of investment vehicles with emphasis on the financial professionals’ role in getting a decent retirement.

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Ben Stein at Universities and Colleges

His topics include: What Does It All Mean for You? The Economic Meltdown: How It Happened and How You Can Survive It and Thrive in the new world!

About Keynote Speaker Ben Stein

Stein has worked as an economist at The Department of Commerce, a poverty lawyer in New Haven and Washington, D.C., a trial lawyer in the field of trade regulation at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., a university adjunct at American University in Washington, D.C., at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

In 1973 and 1974, Ben Stein was a speech writer and lawyer for President Richard Nixon at The White House and then for Gerald Ford (He did NOT write the line, “I am not a crook.”). He has been a columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, a syndicated columnist for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner (R.I.P.) and King Features Syndicate, and a frequent contributor to Barrons, where his articles about the ethics of management buyouts and issues of fraud in the Milken Drexel junk bond scheme drew major national attention.

Ben Stein is also an extremely well known actor in movies, TV, and commercials. His part of the boring teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was ranked as one of the “Fifty most famous scenes in American film.” From 1997 to 2002, he was also the host of the Comedy Central quiz show, Win Ben Stein’s Money, which won seven Emmies.

He has been a regular columnist for Los Angeles Magazine, New York Magazine, E! Online, and most of all, has written a lengthy diary for twenty years for The American Spectator. He currently writes a column for The New York Times Sunday Business Section and has for many years, a column about personal finance for Yahoo!, is a commentator for CBS Sunday Morning, and for Fox News.

Ben Stein’s experience from Washington to Hollywood – and everywhere in between – makes him the ideal individual to offer advice to others.

More About Speaker, Ben Stein. . .
A prolific author, Ben Stein has also written, co-written and published thirty books, including seven novels, largely about life in Los Angeles, and twenty-one nonfiction books, about finance and ethical and social issues, as well as the political and social content of mass culture.  His titles include A License to StealMichael Milken and the Conspiracy to Bilk the NationThe View from Sunset BoulevardHollywood DaysHollywood NightsDREEMZFinancial Passages, and Ludes. His most recent books are the best selling humor self-help series, How To Ruin Your Life. He has also been a longtime screenwriter.

Ben Stein lives with his wife, six cats and three dogs in Beverly Hills. He is active in pro-animal and pro-life charitable events.

Testimonials

The 29th annual Mansfield/MDA Golf Classic was a great success and Mr. Stein played his role beyond all expectations. Thanks to Mr. Stein for his keynote speech and inherent southern hospitality. His energy, interest in our company and our event was simply superb.  I hope his speech to the Mansfield audience gets published somewhere.

Mansfield/MDA Golf Classic

 

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