Peter Schiff was born in 1964 and he is an American economic commentator, author and licensed stock broker who currently serves as president of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a fully accredited brokerage firm based in Darien, Connecticut.
Schiff has risen to media prominence following the publication of his book Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse.
Aside from his writings, Schiff maintains a significant media presence, often appearing on US financial news programs on networks such as CNBC, CNN, CNN International, Fox News, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business where he is generally booked to provide a bearish counterpoint to more bullish commentators. Schiff also hosts a live Internet/shortwave radio show called "Wall Street Unspun, which is available in podcast format."
Schiff is a supporter of the Austrian School of Economics and the Ludwig von Mises Institute[, and was an economic adviser for Ron Paul's campaign in the 2008 Republican Party primaries, through which Schiff also expressed support for sound money, limited government, and free market capitalism.