Real Estate Investor, Entrepreneur and Business Leader
Russ Whitney is the epitome of the American Dream: he overcame a difficult youth and went on to build a solid, successful life as a family man, civic leader, philanthropist, best-selling author, mentor and businessperson.
He launched his real estate investing career after reading a book on the subject when he was 20. He was a newly-married high school drop-out working in a slaughterhouse for $5 an hour. That book and Whitney’s Inner Voice told him he could do better for himself and his family.
Applying the principles he learned from that book, he began buying income-producing properties. His initial investments were run-down residential properties in low- to moderate-income areas that he would buy, fix up and rent to hard-working people who needed decent, affordable housing. As he gained experience, his portfolio expanded.
Within a few short years, he had achieved financial independence. He was able to quit his job and focus his energy on his investing business full-time. At the age of 27, long before the dot-com phenomenon, he became one of America’s youngest self-made millionaires.
Russ Whitney, Entrepreneur & Business Leader
Russ Whitney’s many business achievements include founding and building one of the largest and fastest-growing publicly-traded financial education companies of its type in the world. That company created, developed and brought to market such well-known brands as Building Wealth, Teach Me To Trade, Rich Dad Education and more. At its pinnacle, that organization’s annual revenue reached $250 million and it provided jobs and career opportunities to more than 2,000 people in seven countries.
Whitney’s other entrepreneurial accomplishments include the founding or acquisition of a wide range of businesses, including:
Whitney is a personal, business and strategic advisor to numerous prominent companies, CEOs and investment advisors both nationally and internationally. He has also served on the board of directors for several private and public corporations.
Personally and through his education products, Russ Whitney has trained millions of individuals around the world in personal success strategies and sound wealth-building techniques, and mentored them as they put their education into practice. He has candidly discussed his own business successes and, more importantly, his mistakes and failures, using them as both learning opportunities and teaching opportunities.
Russ Whitney is the author of more than 30 books, audio and video collections and training programs on entrepreneurship, business, real estate and investing.