Luke Gromen is a respected name in the finance research community, known for his expert analysis on the US dollar and global macroeconomic trends. He is an economist, author, and entrepreneur who founded the research firm Forest for the Trees (FFTT). As of 2023, 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. It is known Luke went to the University of Cincinnati to study finance and accounting and 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 a career in finance.
Before graduating, Gromen began working in 1996 and did institutional sales with Midwest Research Maxus Group. Luke was also one of the first editors of their weekly trends research.
He left his first company after completing his master’s degree. In 2001, Gromen worked for FTN Midwest Securities, but left five years later. While working at FTN Midwest Securities, he achieved his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2003.
In 2006, he joined Cleveland Research Company (CRC) as a founding member and was a sales representative for the company. He was in charge of their weekly newsletter 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 wealthy clients to protect their capital.
He set up the website fftt-llc.com, which features Gromen’s podcast. He has also appeared on other podcasts as a guest such as 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. Luke has become more active on Twitter and his followers count is skyrocketing. Currently, he has 214,600 Twitter followers and 25,000 YouTube subscribers.
Net Worth and Earnings
His YouTube channel earns him a few hundred dollars per month in YouTube ad revenue. That’s not much, but it’s only a side hustle 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, Luke is estimated to be worth $2 million.
Luke Gromen is married to his wife Tracy and they tied the knot back in 1999. The couple has known each other since they were childhood friends and have three sons together. Tracy is also a business executive like her husband. She is the CEO and founder of a company called Soul Heartedly Happy, LLC.