For the curious ones, here's a little about me...
I've always been into building businesses, I don't know why, and I don't know where I got it from. I built my first business selling Bic pens that shot out when you clicked the backside and hand-drawn mazes in 5th and 6th grade. I got in trouble for that.
My next business was in 7th through 10th grade. I started a pretty well establish local skate company, IS2S (I Skate 2 Skate). I purchased custom designed skateboards, shirts, hoodies, stickers, all self-funded (no help from parents). How I raised the money was very very intriguing, that will be discussed in my book down the road.
Fast forward to me dropping out 1st semester of senior year. I then made a very successful MySpace support website 6 months later, and made nearly 2.5 million dollars. I actually received my first $150,000 Yahoo Ads check when I was only 18 years old. Pretty life changing and jaw dropping for a self made 18 year old who just dropped out six months ago.
Now, because I know you don't care what I did with all of the money, let's fast forward another 2 years. All my money was gone and I still owed the IRS $50,000. Yes, all 2.5 million, but I did send the IRS a $400,000 check, those little punks. I was now broke, very broke at that.
I lived in my house for 2 years broke.
Fast forward 10 years, here I am now :) (I will finish this later, a lot to come...)