|Who is it?||Investor & Investment Broker|
|Birth Day||March 23, 1963|
|Birth Place||New Haven, Connecticut, U.S., United States|
|Age||57 YEARS OLD|
|Occupation||CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. Founder of Euro Pacific Canada Inc. now known as Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. Founder and Chairman of Euro Pacific Bank Ltd. Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Euro Pacific Asset Management LLC Founder and Chairman of SchiffGold Principal host of The Peter Schiff Show|
|Alma mater||Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley|
|Subject||Business Investing Economics Personal finance|
Schiff began his career as a stockbroker at a Shearson Lehman Brothers brokerage in the early 1990s.
In 1996, Schiff and a partner acquired an inactive brokerage firm, renamed it Euro Pacific Capital, and began operating it from a small office in Los Angeles, relocating the firm to Darien, Connecticut, in 2005. The firm is currently headquartered in Dorado, Puerto Rico has since expanded with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, Boca Raton, Florida, Newport Beach, California, Los Angeles, and New York City. It specializes in non-US markets and securities.
From 2005 to 2010 Schiff hosted a weekly short-wave radio show named Wall Street Unspun, which featured commentary on financial market activity. From October 2010 to September 2014, he hosted The Peter Schiff Show broadcast on Internet and terrestrial radio. The show featured commentary on market activity, current events, and economic philosophy; it had many notable guests including Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Niall Ferguson, Dennis Kucinich, Rick Santelli, and John McCain. The Peter Schiff Show guest-hosts included Thomas Woods, Neeraj Chaudhary, Stefan Molyneux, Larry Elder, and Andrew Schiff, Peter Schiff's brother.
In an August 2006 interview, Schiff said, "The United States is like the Titanic and I am here with the lifeboat trying to get people to leave the ship.... I see a real financial crisis coming for the United States." On December 31, 2006, in a telecast debate on Fox News, Schiff forecast that "what's going to happen in 2007 is that real estate prices," which had peaked in December 2005, "are going to come crashing back down to Earth."
Schiff's warnings of a coming economic collapse earned him the moniker "Dr. Doom," but later articles in Business Week and other Business news journals reported that Schiff "more or less accurately" predicted the financial crisis of 2007–2010 while the "easiest criticism of Macroeconomists is that nearly all failed to foresee the recession despite plenty of warning signs." A YouTube fan video, "Peter Schiff was right," became popular in late 2008 and 2009. It contained a compilation of his appearances on various financial TV news programs between 2005 and 2007.
Schiff has been the subject of criticism in regard to predictions he has made, and in particular for his repeated claim that in foreseeing the stock market crash of 2008-2009, he "positioned his clients accordingly"
After giving some hints on The Daily Show, Schiff officially announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination on September 17, 2009 during the MSNBC Morning Joe show. By October 2009, Schiff had received more than 10,000 donations and many e-mails from around the world. Schiff's campaign received endorsements from Ron Paul and Steve Forbes.
At the May 2010 Republican convention, Linda McMahon received the most delegate votes but not enough to prevent an August primary election. McMahon won the primary with 49% of the vote. Rob Simmons came in second with 28% of the vote, and Schiff came in third with 23% of the vote.
Schiff has testified before Congress twice, in September 2011 and June 2012.
In August 2012, Peter Schiff replaced G. Gordon Liddy in the 10 a.m.–12 p.m. time slot on the Radio America network Internet broadcast.
In an interview with Ron Paul on The Peter Schiff Show in 2014, Schiff had agreed to Paul's non-interventionist approach to foreign policy and was critical of the Iraq War.
On February 12, 2015, Schiff stated, "The degree of debt we have, the degree we are dependent on artificially low interest rates which are obviously unsustainable and the massive trade deficits we have chronically year after year.... These are growing problems that are ultimately going to lead to a U.S. dollar crisis."
While speaking at the Yale Political Union in September 2017, Schiff said "[the minimum wage] limits the ability of the worker to sell his labor... the government sets an arbitrary [price] floor - and let's say the minimum wage is $10 an hour - what the government is saying is if you cannot sell your labor for more than $10 an hour it is illegal for you to accept employment."