Founder. Author. Investor. Keynote Speaker. Philanthropist.
From a trailer park on government assistance, Candy Valentino started her business at 19 years old with no degree, no corporate background, and no money. She successfully started, scaled, and successfully exited businesses in service, retail, e-commerce, and product manufacturing in addition to creating a vast real estate portfolio as an investor.
Through her success in business, Candy founded a non-profit charity at the age of 26. She bought and donated a building to the organization. Since then they have saved thousands of lives and Candy has been actively involved, personally raising millions for the charity.
During her two and a half decades as a founder, investor and entrepreneur she has been named to Top Business Leaders 40 Under 40, Top 50 Women In Business, Top 10 Business Consultants by Yahoo Finance, and was the youngest female to receive the Governor’s Award in Entrepreneurship in Pennsylvania. Candy was recently selected by Success Magazine as ‘Women of Influence’ and ‘Leaders Who Get Results’ with names like Tony Robbins and Brene Brown.
After the exit of her last company, Candy started sharing her gritty, real-world business and investing strategies online, gathering an audience of millions.
She’s been featured and interviewed in numerous TV, radio, and magazine articles – not only for business and entrepreneurship – but also for her advocacy and philanthropic work, and was recently named ‘Persons of Distinction’ for in Arizona.
Candy is also a published author, and frequent media guest on topics like business, business finance, investing and wealth. Her book, Wealth Habits: 6 Ordinary Steps to Achieve Extraordinary Financial Freedom, hit multiple best seller lists including the Wall Street Journal.
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