I had the opportunity to speak with the remarkable Jordan Johnson. At the ripe age of 19, he has the ambition and drives to take over the world. As an adolescent living in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, he knew early on that he did not want to work for anyone. He also knew that college wasn’t the only way to achieve greatness. The concept of working hard to make someone else rich and creating a ridiculous amount of debt for a piece of paper was mind-blowing to him. Why would he work and make someone else rich when he can do that for himself?
Why would he create so much debt for himself and not gain real-life experience? His financially savvy father took notice of his mindset and made the amazing move in the name of his son. While most parents start saving for their child’s college education, Jordan’s father decided to focus on his son’s retirement. When Jordan was 16, his father opened a Roth IRA Savings account for him. He taught Jordan to “always pay yourself first, even if it’s just a few bucks out of every paycheck.”
Once Jordan graduated high school, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio with his father and began the road to greatness. Here, he decided that real estate investing was not only interesting but lucrative as well. After doing a bit of research, Jordan began to study for his real estate license. He is hoping to take the test and be a licensed real estate agent before the fall of this year. When I asked him what his overall goals were, his response was simple, to move his first investment property by 22 and be a millionaire by 30.
If you ask me, he will be on Forbes 30 under 30 list very soon. So be on the lookout for Jordan Johnson.