Real estate expert Ken McElroy shares his knowledge through books, courses, YouTube, and a podcast. Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the renowned bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, refers to him as a Rich Dad advisor. A major factor in Ken’s real estate success is his brand, MC Companies. Ken McElroy has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
McElroy grew up in a lower-middle-class household. His mother was a hairdresser, and his father worked as a contractor. Neither of his parents finished high school but despite this his parents were hardworking and gave him a proper education.
He was able to attend college due to his athletic talent and got a job managing an apartment complex to help pay the bills. He wasn’t very focused on his studies and overtime developed an interest in property investing.
Real Estate Career
As an inexperienced investor, Ken bought some real estate and was eager to learn about the industry. His first purchase was a modest property and it barely made a profit.
In 2000, he decided to start MC Companies. They raised money from investors and used it to buy commercial buildings with the goal of making significant profits. Ken now has around a billion dollars in holdings and has a staff of 250 people. Most likely he had to let people go as the real estate market is cooling.
Ken McElroy has a real estate investment training program called Master Course. The course consists of 11 video-based lectures and teaches you how to get started in real estate, how to analyze the market, how to manage assets, and more.
He is the author of a number of best selling works on real estate and finance. This includes several books in Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Advisors collection. He also hosts the podcast called Real Estate Strategies with Ken McElroy which is available to stream on Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.
In 2015, he set up a YouTube channel and it covers a wide range of subjects such as economics, planning, passive income, and more. Currently, he has around 308,000 subscribers and is averaging 5,000 views per upload.
It’s no doubt that his main source of income is MC Companies, which has been around for 23 years. With the company, Ken has managed over $1 billion. It is reported that he personally has $750 million in real estate assets.
He also earns a hefty sum from educating others about real estate and finance. Ken wrote four bestselling finance books in his career. His course, podcast, and YouTube channel are other income streams that add to his $20 million net worth.
Ken lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his family. He spends some of his time and money doing charity work there. He works with foundations helping children, food banks, and people with autism.