Akil King

YOUTH

Akil King is one of the star pupils of my youth financial literacy group, All About Business (www.allaboutbiz.org). Through committed community service that began at a young age, he has created many financial literacy workshops for all ages teaching those principles that he worked hard to learn as a teen. By further implementing his learned skills, he created a successful company while still in school which provided educational programming that enhanced the lives of college students with life-skills training.

He is paying his own way through school, helping others, making money, and positioning himself to be a viable economic powerhouse in his community. At the young age of 19 Akil put together his first diversified stock portfolio (full of Exchange Traded Funds) in his ROTH IRA, using many of these very same principles that are outlined in this chapter.