Reallionaire: Nine Steps to Becoming Rich from the Inside Out
Farrah Gray with Fran Harris
List Price:$14.99 (Paperback / Self Help and Improvement / Teen Success Story - 2005)
Description: A remarkable teenager who went from public assistance to a million dollar net worth shares his story and offers 9 key principles to success.
Farrah Gray is no ordinary teenager. He wears a suit and tie; he has an office on Wall Street and another one in Los Angeles . . . and he sold his first business at the age of 14 for more than a million dollars. He invested that money in a partnership with Inner City Broadcasting, one of the most prominent African-American owned businesses in the country, and now is heading the relaunch of their signature magazine, Inner City. According to People magazine, Farrah is the only African-American teenager to rise from public assistance to a business mogul without being in entertainment or having a family connection.
Reallionaire tells Farrah's extraordinary and touching story. When he was just six, Farrahs mother became seriously ill, prompting his decision to provide for this family, and he spent the first $50 he ever made taking them for a real sit-down dinner. At the age of eight, he founded his first business club. By fourteen, with a million dollars in his pocket, Farrah was well on his way to business success.
Each stage of Farrah's progress is marked by one of the principles of success he learned along the way, creating not just an extraordinary story but also a step-by-step primer for others to create success in their own lives with honor; charity and compassion.
In the tradition of great motivators and leaders, this is both an instructional book and a story to inspire others to live life to the fullest. And readers don't have to be interested in business to enjoy it. In fact, Farrah is a role model for everyone. (264 pgs) Young Adult
Ashay says, "I love motivational books, I read many of them myself years ago. This one is unique because we see an image of a young Black man on the cover talking about business, money and investing. What an inspiration to other young Black men especially when so many of our young men are portrayed as negative stereo-types. Oh yes and he has a great story to tell. His life lessons for success or his Real Points may be universal but he brings his own flavor and delivers in a way that young people can relate. Business ownership is the focus today. Get it for your students today and keep it in the classroom and the library."
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces