About Ryan Blair
Ryan Blair is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who came from nothing to lose, and had everything to gain.
At the age of 21 years old, Blair had already founded his first business, 24/7 Tech, and has since created and sold numerous other companies for hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of his career. In 2012, Blair was named one of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year in the “category for consumer products.” Blair is also a contributor for LinkedIn, Financial Times, and Forbes.com, and took a turn in movie production serving as Executive Producer for a number of films.
In August 2011, Blair published the New York Times Best Seller, Nothing To Lose and Everything To Gain: How I Went From Gang Member To Multimillionaire Entrepreneur (now available in Paperback, also a #1 New York Times bestseller), an uncensored personal account of overcoming a life of adversity and a road map for entrepreneurial success through the process of reinvention, while simultaneously facing the biggest professional challenge of his career: rescuing his company, ViSalus.
Shortly after the 2008 recession and just one month from having to declare bankruptcy, Blair and his business partners personally invested in a new business model that would later revolutionize the direct selling industry. In less than three years, Ryan Blair took ViSalus from $39 million in revenue to surpassing $1 billion in total sales in March 2013, and started venture fund HashtagOne, which has invested in several very successful start-ups.
Ryan documented his path to success in his book, step by step, proving that any obstacle in business, and in life, can be overcome using survival skills and a nothing to lose mindset. Ryan has also released a behind-the-scenes account through his NOTHING TO LOSE Documentary which can be viewed online at www.NothingToLose.com.
Blair regularly appears as a business expert in national television networks, Bloomberg, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox, and Fox News. He has also been featured in major publications such as Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and People Magazine. He also serves as Executive Producer for a number of films.
Blair currently resides in Los Angeles with his son, Reagan.
About the Blair Foundation
The Blair Foundation is Ryan’s 501c3 initiative supporting at-risk youth.
The Blair Foundation is a Los Angeles based private charitable organization founded in 2008 by Ryan Blair, who, after having achieved his own financial independence, began supporting causes he felt a personal connection to like juvenile outreach in Ventura County, personally mentoring at-risk youth, and making contributions to charities and religious organizations. As the CEO of ViSalus, Ryan often donates his staff and resources to the causes they support.
Inspired by the Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates’ call to action for America’s wealthiest individuals, Ryan Blair has joined the cause and pledged that ninety percent of his assets will go to the Blair Foundation, to spread the seeds of entrepreneurial education. The Blair Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization with very little overhead. Ryan Blair personally oversees that its assets go to charitable initiatives.
Ryan’s Published Books
In his first book, Blair shared the brutally honest story of how he went from an at-risk youth, sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a shack, to a self-made multimillionaire by his early twenties. As his story became a national sensation, fans started asking him how they too could become entrepreneurs, take their careers to the next level, and achieve financial freedom. Rock Bottom to Rock Star answers those questions.
You don’t need to be a millionaire to be a rock star; you don’t need to quit your job. You can start wherever you are, in whatever industry or position you’ve already chosen. But you have to start NOW. This book will show you how.
NOTHING TO LOSE, EVERYTHING TO GAIN
HOW I WENT FROM GANG MEMBER TO MULTIMILLIONAIRE ENTREPRENEUR
Through Ryan’s journey of going from rags to riches, the #NTLdoc is a story each of us can embrace as we seek to overcome the challenges that get into our way.
Ryan Blair… a guy who’s making it big, and making it fast… and a hell of a dresser. He’s going to show you how to stop over thinking and start making millions.
– Donny Deutsch
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