My real estate ventures were not purchased with a trust fund. They were not funded by a cocaine empire. I didn't win the lottery.
I get asked this question in some form or another at least once every few weeks, and this will be the last (and only) time that I answer it.
There is no secret.
I worked an insane amount and invested at a young age.
I slept on the floor many nights. I didn't know what television was. I drove a Hyundai. I ate Early Bird dinners and clipped coupons. I skipped trips to the dentist. I stayed up all night writing business plans and designing and renovating places. I listened to anything that anyone tried to teach me about business, and then I purged seventy five percent of it. I paid close attention to the people around me who failed. For years I did nothing but work. And invest. And then I worked some more.
Then I reinvested.
And I was very lucky.
Then I reinvested that.
And I was lucky some more.