At the age of six, he started carrying business cards proclaiming himself a "Future 21st Century CEO. His main focus right now is the re-launch of InnerCity magazine and the Farrah Gray Foundation, a venture capital fund that provides seed money to entrepreneurs under the age of Brush your teeth. Do unto others. The list goes on and on. This premise is sometimes lost on entrepreneurs seeking seed capital.
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At the age of six, he started carrying business cards proclaiming himself a "Future 21st Century CEO. His main focus right now is the re-launch of InnerCity magazine and the Farrah Gray Foundation, a venture capital fund that provides seed money to entrepreneurs under the age of Brush your teeth.
Do unto others. The list goes on and on. This premise is sometimes lost on entrepreneurs seeking seed capital. People invest in people based on their perceived worthiness. I have seen wealthy individuals walk past a homeless person hold- ing out a cup. I learned early in my life that the real gift is in the giving.
Mom and Grandma taught me that. I was suddenly thrust into a world known only to the elite. I must have been a sight, walking leisurely to my gate in a suit and tie and carrying a Wall Street Journal or a Japanese self-help book.
I was also interesting fodder for the other first-class passengers. Was he referring to my age, race or both? Eventually I was somewhat adopted by the flight attendants. They became my surrogate airline mothers who would look after me by waiting with me at the gate until the host sponsor representative met me. They would call the hotel to make sure I was checked in properly. Often, after the plane crew checked into their hotel rooms for their overnight stay, they would appear in my audience in uniform.
Life was good. I was seeing the world, meeting myriad people from all walks of life and more good news was just around the corner. I became fond of the nightly business report on the local PBS.
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His head is shaved, and he now dresses impeccably in expensive, tailored suits when he goes to work in one of his offices in Las Vegas or New York; but he looks only slightly older than his age, which is Part of what motivated him to begin earning money at such a young age was watching his mother work so hard. And I really felt that out of that feeling of struggle, my mom had a heart attack, and I said there must be something I can do to help her. Knock hard. It can be used as paper weights, bookends and door stoppers.
Cancel anytime. 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 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, 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. Reallionaire tells Farrahs extraordinary and touching story. At the age of eight, he founded his first business club.