Edgar Villanueva

Edgar Villanueva has the rare ability to tell people exactly what they are doing wrong and for them to love him for it. Whether he’s writing a new treatise on wealth, like his best-selling Decolonizing Wealth, or speaking truth to power on a conference stage, Edgar inspires audiences to take a fierce look within and take radical action in the real world.  Few have done more in the last few years to catalyze philanthropic investments in racial equity.

A member of the Lumbee tribe and a loyal New Yorker, Edgar draws on his own experience and extensive research to chart a clear path forward that liberates capital and builds a different kind of financial future. He is rigorous, soulful, and the king of the call in. 


Money should be used as a tool of love to facilitate relationships, to help us thrive, rather than hurt and divide us.
—Edgar Villanueva


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