GRANT Cardone isn’t afraid to share his extraordinary story, from becoming a billionaire.
After nearly dying from drugs, the young man changed his life.
Who is Grant Cardone?
Grant Cardone is a professional sales trainer and speaker on leadership, entrepreneurship, real estate investing, marketing, social media and finance.
He was born on March 21, 1958 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
His stockbroker father, Curtis, died of a heart attack when Grant was just ten years old, but he said his father was a huge influence on him.
Grant’s mother raised seven children on her own.
As a youngster, Grant explained that he started smoking marijuana before moving on to stronger drugs, including amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine and crack.
He overdosed three times and struggled with addiction for nine years.
“Drugs would become a massive, massive, everyday problem for me between the ages of 16 and 25,” he told NarcoNon.
He tried to get clean for several years, and failed. It wasn’t until he had an argument with his mother that Grant checked himself into a rehab facility.
Grant began a career in sales – which he initially hated – but said he threw himself into the role and became extremely good at it.
He has since written eight books, runs more than 13 business programs, and manages seven businesses. He is known for his 10X Growth conference.
What is Grant Cardone’s net worth?
The New York Times bestselling author’s net worth is estimated to be around $2.6 billion.
How did Grant Cardone make his money?
While his first job was selling cars – at a time when he was still at the height of that addiction – Grant started his first business at age 29.
The Cardone Group provides consultancy services to car dealerships worldwide.
He realized early on that his experience and techniques for improving sales and business could be replicated across different industries, and founded Cardone University online.
Grant continued to hold events and sell sales-related merchandise and licensed products.
He has also built an impressive portfolio of real estate investment funds, controlling $800 million in investment properties across the United States.
What is Grant Cardone doing now?
Grant Cardone is the owner of Cardone Capital, Cardone Training Technologies, Grant Cardone TV and Grant Cardone Sales University.
The entrepreneur currently lives in miami with his wife, Elena Cardone and their two children, Sabrina and Scarlett.