Raymond Joseph Lucia, Sr. is an American Certified Financial Planner, Registered Investment Advisor, author, radio personality and television host. He is host of The Ray Lucia Show, a nationally syndicated radio and television financial talk show on the Business Talk Radio Network and the Biz Television Network.
Lucia was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family moved to San Diego, California when Lucia was ten years old. He went to Palomar College on a football scholarship and earned a teaching degree. Before becoming a financial advisor, Lucia was a high school teacher and football coach, and also played guitar and sang in a rock band. Lucia and his wife have four children.
Lucia founded the Raymond J. Lucia Companies, Inc. and was the company's President and CEO for over twenty years. Registered Rep Magazine named Lucia as one of the "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in America" in 2008, and he was one of ten financial advisors recognized in the magazine's 2004 "Outstanding Broker Awards.