Money Smart

Money Smart: From Gang Member to Multi-Million Dollar Entrepreneur

There are more than 450 active gangs in the City of Los Angeles.

The LAPD warns that, right now, there are over 45,000 gang members wreaking havoc — dealing drugs, stealing and even killing on our city streets.

Ryan Blair was one of them.

His blonde hair and striking blue eyes may not be the image of a Crip or a Blood.

But Blair admits that after his violent and addict dad abandoned him and his mother when he was just 13 years old, the tough and torrid streets of Torrance became his family and home.

In and out of juvenile hall, Blair finally got a break when his beloved mom fell in love with a successful entrepreneur determined to change Ryan’s destructive gang-banging path.

Today, he runs a multi-million dollar health company and mentors youth at risk.

He is also the New York Times best-selling author of “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain,” which he insists is the ultimate money smart handbook.

For more on Ryan’s story check out his website, www.ryanblair.com.

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