Boyce Watkins Profile

Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the worlds leading financial scholars and social commentators. He advocates for education, economic empowerment and social justice and has changed the definition of what it means to be a Black scholar and leader in America and beyond.

He is a Scholar, Author and one of the most highly sought after public figures in the country. He is one of the founding fathers of the field of Financial Activism – The objective of creating social change through the use of conscientious capitalism.

In addition to publishing a multitude of books and articles on finance, education and black social commentary, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions making regular appearances in various national media outlets, including CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, FOX News, BET, NPR, Essence Magazine, USA Today, The Today Show, ESPN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and CBS Sports.

Educationally, Dr. Watkins earned BA and BS degrees with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management. In college, he was selected by the Wall Street Journal as the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Finance. He then earned a Masters Degree in Mathematical Statistics from University of Kentucky and a PhD in Finance from Ohio State University and was the only African-American in the world to earn a PHD in Finance during the year 2002.

He is the founder of The Black Wealth Bootcamp, The Black Business School, The 48 Hour Business School, The Your Black World coalition and The Black Millionaires Of Tomorrow program which introduces youth to finance and entrepreneurship at a young age. He has over 650,000 unique subscribers and 3.1 million social media followers world-wide.

Dr. Watkins is also the founder of many websites including and and has produced two critically acclaimed documentaries “Resurrecting Black Wall Street” and “The Secrets Of Black Financial Intelligence”.

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Trayvon Martin & Jordan Davis: Young, Black & Misunderstood
The shooting deaths of two unarmed African-American teen males sparked a national conversation about racism, hip-hop culture and gun violence. Having once been revered as a troubled teen in his youth, Dr. Boyce Watkins shares the communication breakdown between Black boys and America. In a push to repair the communication gap, Dr. Watkins provides three things that America should know about Black boys and three things that Black boys should know about America.

From Parole Board to School Board: Reshaping Education for Urban Youth
The day-to-day challenges urban youth face oftentimes force them to succumb to criminal activities as opposed to acquiring an education. In this keynote, Dr. Boyce Watkins equips educators and administrators with the necessary skills to communicate, inspire and retain inner-city youth in an educational environment.

Liquid Money: Spending Habits that Cause Cash to Seep Through Your Fingers Like Water
Your spending habits control your ability to establish and maintain personal and professional relationships, including your ability to purchase things of appreciative value and your ability to live a long, healthy life. If you're not aware of your spending habits, you'll find your money seeping through your fingers like water in a balled fist. Holding a PhD in finance, Dr. Boyce Watkins teaches you how to grip your money firmly by using three simple techniques (P.T.C.):

Time is Money, Literally: Managing Your Time Like Your Wallet Depends On It
Building the Dream of Inclusion: Five Things Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Want Every American to Know

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“Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!! Never have I seen an audience so drawn to a speaker and the numerous follow-up questions validated their enthusiasm!”
– Founder & CEO OF MP & Associates

“As expected, Dr. Watkins did a great job. He touched on numerous relevant topics and kept the audience very involved and attentive. I would definitely recommend Dr. Watkins for speaking engagements, and I look forward inviting him to an event again in the future.”
– Black Law Students Association (Arkansas Little Rock Bowen School of Law Chapter)

“Boyce was exceptional. He was stimulating, engaging, thought-provoking, and provocative. We will definitely book him for encore performances. He has a message that needs repeating to audiences everywhere. I look forward to future collaborative events with Boyce.”
– Mississippi Learning Institute

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Books by Boyce Watkins:

Black American Money

In his standard down-to-earth style, Dr. Watkins explains how capitalism works in America and why money stands in the way of true racial equality. This is a must-read for those seeking to understand the next generation in the pursuit of Civil Rights.

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