As a thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist, my purpose is simple: to inspire other Millennials to leverage their passions to create the successful lifestyles they dream of. I know many Millennials have the desire to break out of what they’ve been told to do in favor of boldly choosing what they know they’re meant to do. I know this story well, because I’ve lived it.
I became a self-made multi-millionaire at 24, but not without overcoming obstacles, fear, and self-doubt. I left college early, after a semester to be exact, to pave my own path. I was told I might not make it, and that I was on my own. Still, I had this drive to keep learning and keep pushing forward no matter the odds. I knew the path that I was choosing was risky, untraditional, but I’ve always been one to aim for living a life outside of the ordinary.
My background wasn’t one that seemed slated for outrageous success. I started from the bottom, and made it my mission to get to the top, doing what I was passionate about, and giving a voice to my generation. At first, I failed! Big time. But I kept going, co-founding a well-loved news platform called EliteDaily.com. I hustled, kept my mind focused, and hustled some more until my publication EliteDaily.com had a readership of over 80 million visitors per month. In 2015, we sold the platform to a multi-billion global corporation for $50,000,000, and my hard work had paid off.
I’m thirty-two now, and in recent years I’ve invested in, built, and backed 9 companies and trades that have all made seven figures. I’ve lived bi-coastal, owned exotic cars, traveled the world first class, and made friends with countless influencers. The material rewards are great, but even greater is my drive and vision to share what I’ve learned with others.