About Demystifying Wealth
Demystifying Wealth, LLC exists to promote the creation of true life-long wealth, beginning with financial security, as that is a fundamental requirement to build wealth. Because personal financial literacy does not exist in isolation, the programs then teach skills to improve lives and earning power, such as how to have better relationships, improve communication and job skills, and be more creative and productive. The programs then teach creativity, innovation, business, and entrepreneurship as tools to unleash wealth as well as create solutions to social problems, adapting the tools pioneered in Silicon Valley for all to use. Participants can choose to limit themselves only to sequences which interest them. Most people believe they cannot create their visions and follow their passions in the world, but a fundamental tenet of Demystifying Wealth is that all of us contain extraordinary powers to dream, imagine, and create if provided the right education and tools.
Demystifying Wealth is part of a broader effort to create substantive economic opportunity for all. Demystifying Silicon Valley is a sister site which teaches technology-based innovative entrepreneurship and contains over 100 hours of content. Demystifying Wealth and Demystifying Silicon Valley are open to all. Both Demystifying Silicon Valley and Demystifying Wealth offer reduced prices to make their programs more accessible.
To make the Demystifying programs available even more widely, the Demystifying Project, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, Tax ID 92-3039676, promotes financial, life skill, learning, career, innovation, and business education of underserved, at-risk, and historically disadvantaged populations. Donations are tax deductible and donors will receive correspondence confirming donations. The Demystifying Project, Inc. is a separate legal organization with a similar but legally distinct mission from Demystifying Wealth, LLC, which owns both the Demystifying Wealth and Demystifying Silicon Valley programs. Donations to the Demystifying Project will primarily go to fund group and community programs, with some funds allocated for individual scholarships for people unable to afford Demystifying Wealth programs.
Having grown up under the poverty level, I fiercely believe in unleashing the potential of all. I have spent my career helping promote innovation, investment, and entrepreneurship worldwide. By promoting financial, personal, and creative freedom, we can provide generation and community transforming opportunities to people no matter their circumstances. See my CV here.
The home I lived in from age 10 until college.
David is a Managing Partner of Richmond Global Ventures, a leading international venture capital fund that produced four “unicorns” out of ten investments. David is one of the world’s leading experts on global entrepreneurship and has taught over 200 programs to over 7000 entrepreneurs in 22 countries over more than two decades. In addition to having represented over 300 startups and dozens of venture funds in hundreds of cross border transactions, David has been a successful entrepreneur.
David works extensively with Endeavor Global as a Global Mentor and was a founding Board member of Endeavor Catalyst. David has appeared in many publications discussing innovation and business strategy, including Fortune and The Financial Times. He is a frequent speaker, including at the Fortune Global Forum in Beijing and the Financial Times Innovation Summit in London.
David has a J.D. from the University of Michigan, cum laude, and an A.B. from Stanford University, with honors, with distinction, where he won multiple public service awards, was a teaching assistant in the Computer Science Department, and studied at the Freie Universität Berlin as an exchange scholar.
David has also cashed at the World Series of Poker Main Event, was one of the youngest nationally ranked soccer referees in the United States, captained the national and world championship university quiz team (the latter broadcast on BBC2 TV), and won on Jeopardy!