Mark Ford is the editor of Creating Wealth and co-founder of the Palm Beach Research Group. Mark started his first business when he was 11 years old. In the decades since then, he’s started hundreds more.
Mark grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, NY. He has a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, CUNY, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and did Ph.D. work at Catholic University. After college, Mark joined the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching students at the University of Chad in Africa.
In 1982, Mark moved to Palm Beach County and took a job with a small publishing company. He worked as an apprentice to a well-known businessman in South Florida. He helped that company grow to $135 million in annual revenues, became a multimillionaire himself, and retired at age 39.
After a year of writing poetry, he became a consultant to the health and investment publishing industry. He was involved in the development of dozens of multimillion-dollar businesses, including one whose revenues recently exceeded the $400 million mark.
He has also written a dozen books on entrepreneurship, personal productivity, and wealth building. Three of these were New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers.
After turning 60 years old, Mark “retired” again. He now focuses on growing his investments and writing for The Palm Beach Research Group.
Mark currently lives in Palm Beach with his wife, Kathy.
Tom Dyson is the Publisher of the Palm Beach Research Group. Tom bought his first stock when he was 11 years old. He has been studying the art of investing and speculating ever since.
Tom graduated from the University of Nottingham, in the United Kingdom. He’s a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, one of Britain’s top accounting bodies. He has also worked for bond trading desks at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup.
For the past six years, Tom spent his time researching and writing about conservative income investments. His income-focused newsletter, The 12% Letter, was one of the most popular advisories in America.
Teeka Tiwari is the Editor for Jump Point Trader and Mega Trends Investing. He epitomizes the American dream. Growing up in the foster care system in the United Kingdom, Teeka came to the United States at age 16 with just $150 in his pocket and the clothes on his back. By 18, he had become the youngest employee at Lehman Brothers. Two years later, he shattered convention by becoming the youngest vice president in the history of Shearson Lehman.
In 1998, he made a small fortune going short during the Asian crisis. But then, he “got greedy” (in his own words) and hung on for too long. Within a three-week time span, he lost all he had made—and everything else he owned. He was ultimately compelled to file personal bankruptcy.
Two years after losing everything, Teeka rebuilt his wealth from the markets and went on to launch a successful hedge fund. After these events, he developed a newfound appreciation for risk. He made risk management his No. 1 priority. Now a retired hedge fund manager, Teeka’s personal mission is to help teach individual investors how to grow their money safely.
Teeka has been a regular contributor to the FOX Business Network and has appeared on FOX News Channel, CNBC, ABC’s Nightline, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and international television networks.