Building Apps for Building Wealth: Meet Angel Rich, Founder of WealthyLife

In conversation, Angel Rich is kind, unassuming, and full of genuine laughs and smiles. But get her started talking about her career, and your jaw will drop to the floor.

Angel is the kind of person who has more accomplishments on her resume than most people twice her age. Her senior year of college, Angel won the Goldman Sachs Portfolio Challenge. That same year (2009), she also won Prudential’s National Case competition, which resulted in her being able to pick any job at the financial company. Her choice: Global Market Research Analyst.

Fast forward to 2018. Angel has spent the past 6 years working full-time on her dream — providing financial literacy to all, especially those in poverty — through her company WealthyLife. 200,000 people downloaded her app, Credit Stacker, within the first two weeks of its release. The Office of Michelle Obama at the White House named her app the best financial literacy app in the country. She’s been compared to Steve Jobs by Forbes.

Listen in to our interview with Angel Rich to find out just what she’s working on that has garnered so much attention from the media, consumers, and Obamas alike.

Play the podcast episode above, read the transcript below, or download it on iTunes to learn more.

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.