Many people think I am a millionaire. I have certainly been responsible for millions of dollars in book sales (hundreds of thousands of copies of my books have been sold in the past 12 years). I’ve also put my name on products that have sold in the countless millions as well (over $30 million from one of my former companies alone). And I’ve helped support many independent businesses that have gone on to become multimillion dollar ventures too… but I, David “Avocado” Wolfe, am not a millionaire.
You are probably wondering how this could have happened. Am I a fool? Have I allowed unscrupulous people to take advantage of me?
First off, I need to clear the air: not only am I not a millionaire now, I was never a millionaire in the past, and I certainly don’t want to be a millionaire anytime in the future.
Many people believe I own www.LongevityWarehouse.com. I don’t. I was offered a large percentage of the company last year and I refused. Many people believe I own www.TheBestDayEver.com, The Longevity Now® Conference… and www.SacredChocolate.com. I don’t.
I love these businesses and I support their success and they support mine, but I don’t have any ownership in any of them at all. I also don’t own any stock in any companies… nor do I own any companies that own companies.
Many people think I own lots of property too. I don’t. I operate two organic farms that are mostly owned by banks and if I ever end up owning any equity in these properties at all, I will immediately donate them to charity.