My name is Jacob Levinrad
This is my life story of going from a normal kid with a 1.3 GPA dropping out of 10th grade to a 21 year old with multiple 7-figure businesses under my belt and holy sh*t has it been an insane journey. Below I share it all with you. Enjoy
I’ve managed to achieve that “dream life” some would say. The Lambos, Rolexes, Private jets, and every other douchey thing you can imagine. But before you start thinking I'm just another guy showing off, let me take you on a journey through the highs and lows that have led me to where I am today.
Before we even dive into the journey, I just want to say I do work a lot, and this past half-decade has not been easy. I had some major lows. Thankfully now my businesses make me a ton of money and the teams I’ve built have been a huge key in compounding this success, and there is only more to come which I plan on documenting through my socials
Without further ado, I want to dive into my life story below in a raw version, from my dropout fingers to your eyes. Keep in mind my grammar is so terrible I’m having my assistant review this as she’s a college grad.
All jokes aside. Enjoy.
I was born on February 26, 2002, in Santa Monica, California. When I was just a few months old, my family relocated to South Florida, which became the backdrop for my early life. I won't bore you with sob stories because, frankly, life isn't always fair, and nobody really cares about your problems. Instead, I'll focus on the positives. I was fortunate to have a roof over my head, food on the table every night, and loving parents. I'm grateful for the goodness in my childhood, as it set the stage for what was to come.
Early School Days
I was an ordinary kid who enjoyed school and cherished the social aspects of life. I was friendly, had a ton of friends, and, due to some undisclosed circumstances, even spent a few years in a special school with just one teacher and two students. In sixth grade, I embarked on my first entrepreneurial venture when I started selling iPhone bumper cases to my classmates. I bought a pack of 10 for $10 from Amazon and sold them for a profit, kickstarting my journey into business.
7th and 8th Grade
These years saw the advent of hoverboards, which I desperately wanted. However, they were really expensive, so I found a way to source them at a wholesale price by buying 5 on AliBaba as a sample order (claming I’d later buy 500). I managed to sell them to my friends, eventually getting my own hoverboard for free and even making some extra cash. I really just wanted my own hoverboard I didn’t do this to make money, but a lightbulb went off in my head and I think this is when It really clicked that a job isn’t the only way to make money.
In the ninth grade, challenges arose with my school because of my reputation for throwing parties, which was fair. I was a wild kid and although I stayed away from drugs I was anything but normal.
By the end of 9th grade I was given an ultimatum: get good grades and behave or face expulsion at the end of the year. I chose to stay in school and behave, but this phase of trying to conform to the system didn't last long.
Slight sidenote, but I also bought and sold two golf carts, keeping one of them for six months, which was awesome and people begged me for rides to and from school (which of course I charged a few bucks for to ROI)
Anyways, once 10th grade started I was a goodboy for 6 months then once I got into sneaker flipping I gave up on school fully. Did some little things here and there like found a glitch on ubereats to get free food and resold it to people. All in all though school wasn’t working for me. So I decided to drop out of high school mid-10th grade when I was 16 (during the 2017-2018 school year). This was the beginning of my journey into entrepreneurship. I tried various endeavors, from sneaker reselling to meme page marketing on Instagram, and even stock trading. It was a period of experimentation and self-discovery which was much needed.
I’ll be super clear, this was not fun, and I am not proud of it. What I will say is I was not scared at all at this point and knew I just had to try a ton of things.
So I did exactly that.
In 2018, I fully committed to trying to make money online as my grades were really bad and I decided to take a leap of faith and drop out of high school. I made a deal with my parents that I would make $50,000 in profit within a year, and if I failed, I would return to school. It was a pivotal moment that set the stage for my future endeavors.
As I continued to explore different opportunities, it took me a good year of trying 5+ high-income skills/business models until I hit success in Dropshipping/Paid marketing. This allowed me to scale my Drop Shipping businesses and start learning about that world, which was my first major break. Earpods were the product, and I sold them as cheaper Airpods (Apple wasn't pleased with this and later threatened to sue me, which made me shut down the site).
From there, I was uncertain about my next steps, and I spent a perplexing six months kind of doing nothing, trying to figure out what I'd do. Then it hit me: Why don't I just do it again? (Crazy idea, right? LOL)
As simple as it sounds, that’s what I did. I tried new products and, although it wasn’t a walk in the park, I was spending my time as a Dropshipper but not making a lot of money.
In 2019, I moved into a beachfront apartment in Sunny Isles, Florida, and began sharing my entrepreneurial journey on TikTok which had some explosive growth and sparked a ton of confidence in me. This period marked the transition from experimentation to a more focused approach in my business endeavors.
I just started seeing the light and how much was possible in this world. I also became quite skilled at ads/marketing, and with a 5k/month rent, I was committed and driven.
This led me to really push myself to grow and learn as I had people watching. Some hometown friends would joke and call me famous… I was just figuring life out and posting tiktoks looked like it would help (some brand deals here and there also made me good $)
PS. I highly recommend moving out as soon as you can afford it; it will motivate you to work harder than you can imagine.
PPS. I started Youtube here and was off/on, but you can go back and see some cool videos of my earlier days.
2021 and Beyond
In 2021, I formalized my mentorship program, which allowed for a steady stream of income in exchange for helping a few people get into Ecom with Zoom calls and true mentoring. I knew the only true way I could help a beginner was through 1 on 1 mentoring with me and them and it’s all I have and will ever offer (even though I could probably do 10M/Year if I did “Get rich quick automation”
I live behind an ideology that long term I know my success is inevitable, so no point to tarnish my path and look back to a “gross” spot…
Alongside this, I was continuing to pursue Dropshipping and stumbled upon some major winning products like Gymix, which was an electric mixer I did 131k with in the first month of the store and then branded to be Gymix, and $5 sweatpants I performed well with in Q4 of 2021. This year was all about streamlining and legitimizing my ventures, with a particular focus on providing value to my students through my mentorship.
I also started my Agency in early 2022 helping ADVANCED Entrepreneurs/Business owners run paid ads online as I knew that shi*t really well. No “ego” has and is my love and main skillset leading to my success.
Choosing My Focus
In 2022, I decided I would only focus on a few key things:
Personal brand (this includes Mentoring and helping for free through Youtube)
My Agency/Helping established businesses scale through partnering with them and consulting.
Late in 2022 Is also when I bought my Lamborghini which was sick although I wanted to buy it 8 months sooner at 19 / as a teen as that was a huge goal of mine…
All in all though, I expanded these 3 businesses
I set aside any other ideas/businesses to focus well on these three. By doing so, I became more effective in each area, resulting in more success and more income.
In 2023, I'm working hard but thoroughly enjoying every moment. I’m excited about what the future holds, and I am confident that I am on the right track to achieving even greater success.
The moral of the story is that this has been an incredible journey, and there's so much more growth and challenges ahead.
Hope you enjoyed this read and to whoever it is on the other side of this screen I wish you the best of luck and remember.
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