Primarily known for giving a detailed overview of thematic and global macroeconomic trends, Luke Gromen is a respected name in the finance research community. He is an economist, author, and entrepreneur who founded the research firm Forest for the Trees (FFTT). As of 2022, Luke Gromen has a net worth of $2 million.
Gromen is from Greater Cleveland, United States. Despite being a public figure not much is known about his early years or family background.
For his education, he went to the University of Cincinnati to study finance and accounting. He received his BBA in 1997. Not long after, Luke got his master’s degree.
He attended Case Western Reserve University and earned an MBA in Banking and Finance in 2000. Then, he went on to focus on his career.
Before he graduated with his bachelor’s degree, Gromen started working in 1996. He did institutional sales with Midwest Research Maxus Group. Luke was also one of the first editors of their weekly trends overview.
He left his first company after completing his master’s education. In 2001, Gromen was employed at FTN Midwest Securities, but he left five years later. Before this, he achieved his CFA designation in 2003. Gromen mastered the global research sector.
He joined Cleveland Research Company (CRC) as a founding member in 2006. He was a sales representative for the company. He wrote their signature weekly analysis research which was popular with clients.
Forest for the Trees
Luke left his position at CRC in 2014 to start his own macroeconomic research company called Forest for the Trees, LLC. FFTT works with institutions and savvy individuals to uncover investable growing economic constraints.
He created the website fftt-llc.com, which features the podcast Gromen appears on. He has been on Preston Pysh’s podcast, MACROVoices, Blockworks, and more. In several of his podcasts, Gromen has voiced support for Bitcoin and highlights the need for a global decentralized digital currency.
He started the Luke Gromen – FFTT, LLC YouTube channel in 2018. The same year, he worked on his book series, The Mr. X Interviews.
He also has become more active on Twitter and his followers count is skyrocketing. Currently, he has 167,700 Twitter followers and 16,400 YouTube subscribers.
Net Worth and Earnings
His small YouTube channel earns him a few hundred dollars per month in YouTube ad revenue. That’s not much, but it isn’t a primary income stream for Luke. His personal wealth is expected to be fairly high as a company founder.
The median salary for a financial advisor was $94,170 in 2021 according to bls.gov. Gromen’s annual salary is likely to exceed $100,000 as he runs his own business. Adding in his book sales, FFTT’s founder is estimated to be worth $2 million.
Luke Gromen is a married man. His wife’s name is Tracy, and they tied the knot back in 1999. The couple has known each other for a long time as they were childhood friends.
Tracy is also a business executive like her husband. She is the CEO and founder of a company called SoulHeartedly Happy, LLC. Tracy and Luke have three sons.