(PRWEB) December 14, 2004
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 InnerCity Broadcasting, one of the most prominent African-American owned businesses in the country, and now is heading the relaunch of their signature magazine, InnerCity. 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.
In Reallionaire: Nine Steps to Becoming Rich from the Inside Out (HCI Books, January 2005), with the help of writer Fran Harris, Farrah Gray takes us along for the ride on his extraordinary journey from a six-year old carrying homemade business cards in his "briefcase" (a plastic lunch box) to where he is today Â a 20 year old self-made millionaire and businessman dedicated not just to money, but to giving back and inspiring others
MORE ABOUT THE BOOK
Reallionaire tells Farrah's extraordinary and touching story. When he was just six, Farrah's 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.
"Farrah Gray is the real dealÂ It comes as no surprise that he is willing to share his success through Reallionaire , an impending classic business motivator."
- Pepe Sutton CEO, InnerCity Broadcasting Corporation
"Farrah is an example of what is achievableÂ His financial drive at such a young age makes him an invaluable role model."
- Aubrey Stone, Executive Director, California Black Chamber of Commerce
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Farrah Gray's mission is to educate youth about career opportunities in business, while leading by example in the area of social responsibility. A self-made millionaire by the age of 14, Farrah Gray's business ventures have included KIDZTEL pre-paid phone cards, Farr-Out Foods, One Stop Mail Boxes & More, the Teenscope interactive teen talk show, a comedy show on the Las Vegas Strip, the NE2W Fund to support young entrepreneurs, and InnerCity magazine, a joint venture with Inner City Broadcasting, Inc., one of the oldest and most respected African-America media conglomerates. He has also consulted with the United States Department of Commerce Minority Development Department in the creation of a national youth entrepreneurship incubator.
He has been the focus of CBS and NBC television reports, the Tavis Smiley Show (NPR), Good Morning America, as well as hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles. He has met with President Clinton, Michael Milken, H. Wayne Huizenga, Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and many other business and political leaders. He served on the Board of Advisors for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, and he was the youngest member ever of the Nevada United Way Board of Directors. And he did it all before his twentieth birthday.
Farrah Gray lives in New York and Las Vegas, where he bought a house for his mother as he promised himself he would when he was just a small child.
Fran Harris is a former WNBA champion and ESPN commentator. She is the author of five previous books.
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