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Ben McDonald

When I sold my first business at the age of 24, I was a young entrepreneur who had never had much money in my bank account. I had a choice to make - either invest my earnings or blow it. I  applied what I had learned in school about investing and quickly saw the power of my money working for me. That experience led me to pursue a career in finance and become a wealth advisor.

My entrepreneurial journey began while I was still in college, playing three sports and running a basketball training company called Status Pro Athletics from my dorm room. The business grew into a regional enterprise, training NCAA Division 1 and overseas professional players and hosting camps and clinics. While running Status Pro, I was also completing my Master's program and serving as a High School Athletic Director.

After my first business exit, I transitioned to a career in finance and quickly rose to the challenge of turning around an unprofitable Edward Jones office. That experience set me on the path to running my own wealth management firm, which has since grown from $6 million in assets under management to $500 million in just two years.

Aside from my professional accomplishments, I'm also an avid athlete and family man. I continue to work out regularly and spend time with my kids to set the right example for them. I also enjoy attending Charlotte Hornets games, spending time with friends, and working on my property. I host a podcast called Anything But Typical where I discuss entrepreneurship, finance, and living life to the fullest.

Overall, I'm motivated by the idea of helping others achieve financial freedom and success, while also living a balanced and fulfilling life.