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Michael K. Farr

CEO & Founder of Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC
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    Michael K. Farr is the CEO and Founder of Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC, a Washington, DC-based wealth management firm. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the firm. Prior to founding Farr, Miller & Washington in 1996, he was a Principal with Alex, Brown & Sons. Farr’s position as a DC based manager places him with unique insight into the collision of Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street.

    Michael is the longest-running paid contributor for CNBC television and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC’s Nightly News, CNN, BloombergTV, Reuters, and the Nightly Business Report. He can also be heard on Associated Press Radio, CBS Radio, and National Public Radio (NPR). Michael has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, Businessweek, USA Today, and many other publications. His market blogs can be found on,, and Michael also hosts a weekly podcast called FarrCast, which is available on iTunes and other major podcast-streaming platforms for worldwide distribution. 

    Michael is a highly sought-after speaker who focuses on topics such as investing, retirement, the current economic situation, the Federal Reserve, and much more. He has presented alongside Federal Reserve Presidents, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, financial leaders, and economic forecasters at various speaking engagements around the country. Michael has delivered presentations at a wide range of events, including the YPO Economic Summit, the Economic Club of Memphis, the University of Delaware, Matheson Financial Advisors Conference, and the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, the American College of Trial Lawyers (800 attendees), and numerous events hosted by Fidelity Investments.

    He is the author of the book, A Million Is Not Enough, published by Hachette Book Group USA in 2008, and The Arrogance Cycle, which was released in September 2011 by Globe Pequot Press. His third book, Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment, was released in March of 2013 by Headline Books Inc. and received a Finalist Award from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Current Events and Social Change category.

    Michael is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC, National Association for Business Economics, The World Presidents’ Organization, International Atlantic Economic Society, and The Washington Association of Money Managers. 

    Michael is also founding Chairman of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation and a Trustee of Sibley Memorial Hospital and of HEROES, Inc. He is a Director of Goal Financial, LLC and Atlas Financial Services Group, Ltd. He formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Salvation Army, Chairman of the Travelers Aid Society, and a Trustee of Sewanee, The University of the South, Ford’s Theatre, Nation’s Capital Progress Foundation, the Paul Berry Academic Scholarship Foundation, and Neediest Kids.

    Michael is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is married and has two children.

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