Friday, May 27, 2011

Rags-to-riches story inspires readers just in time to help keep New Year's resolutions

Acclaimed author, syndicated columnist, and entrepreneur Farrah Gray offers readers Reallionaire: Nine Steps to Becoming Rich from the Inside Out (HCI) just in time to help them keep those so-often abandoned resolutions for the New Year. Raised in the projects on the south side of Chicago, Gray defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by the age of 14.

Gray began his entrepreneurial, personal and civic development as a stellar young citizen at six years old selling homemade body lotion and his own hand-painted rocks as bookends door-to-door. At age seven, he was carrying business cards reading "21st Century CEO." He went on to foster companies as diverse as a venture capital fund to food manufacturing.

His rise from poverty to international renown as an entrepreneurial icon and preeminent power speaker has inspired millions around the world and is now available to readers in Reallionaire; Get Real, Get Rich; and The Truth Shall Make You Rich. Gray’s books have been translated into Russian, German, Polish, French, Korean, Indonesian, and Vietnamese languages with book sales in Africa, Australia and Europe and in Central and South American countries. Grays books have also become required reading in university classrooms at Harvard and Princeton, among others.

Gray has extensive experience advising readers about personal and professional matters. He is a syndicated columnist with the National Newspaper Publishers Association federation of 200 weekly newspapers reaching more than 15 million readers. As an AOL Money Coach, Gray gives daily leadership, personal and professional development, diversity, strategic planning, creativity, and financial management advice to millions of AOL subscribers.

His sense of social responsibility motivated him to create the non-profit organization, The Farrah Gray Foundation, which focuses on inner city community-based entrepreneurship education and provides financial assistance for students from at-risk backgrounds to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He donates his speaking engagement honorariums, which can be upwards of $15,000, and the proceeds of his book to his foundation.

At the age of 21 in recognition of his ingenious economic mind and distinguished commitment to values such as leadership, integrity, and scholarship, Gray received an Honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters from Allen University. He holds Keys to the Cities of Dallas, Shreveport, and Cincinnati. He has also received Proclamations from the Governors of Illinois and Nevada, the Mayors of Louisville, Kentucky, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Wilmington, Delaware, and St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Dr. Gray's Awards include The National Urban League Whitney M. Young Jr. Entrepreneurship Award, The Alabama A&M Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Award, and The Davidson College Love of Learning Lifetime Educational Achievement Award, Central State University Award of Appreciation for contributions made in the area of entrepreneurship, NV Magazine Vision Award, and the American Red Cross Award of Appreciation.

Source: http://www.ascotmedia.com/pr/farrah-gray-11-10.html

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