Now I know that we call it our Millionaire Highlight, but for this week’s feature, we’d have to more accurately label this the RBM Billionaire Highlight, because today’s feature has done the whole Millionaire thing several times over. We’re talking about none other than Dr. Michael V. Roberts, who celebrated a birthday earlier this week. Be sure to give him a birthday shout-out….do they still say “shout-out?”
For those of you who frequent the RaisingBlackMillionaires.com blog or have read the book How To Raise Your Black Child To Be A Millionaire: Child-rearing Secrets of the Black Elite, you’re familiar with who this giant of a true example of Black service and legacy creation/maintenance is. But if this is your first time hearing about him, allow me to quickly upgrade your entire life by introducing you. So in the words of my teenage self, “Peep game…”
Michael V. Roberts is the Chairman & CEO of The Roberts Companies, a multi-dimensional international enterprise that has encompassed real estate development, television broadcasting, wireless communications, broadcast towers, aviation, hotel and resorts, and management consulting. As a self-proclaimed futurist, Dr. Roberts ensures the constant evolution of The Roberts Companies into products and services that both leverage technology, cultural, economic, and environmental advancement and takes advantage of them all at the same time. So, don’t be surprised if by the time you’ve read this, a whole other line of industries is added to the catalogue of The Roberts Companies.
Over the decades the company has existed (and even before), Dr. Roberts has served in public office, been a U.S. Ambassador, authored one of my favorite books (Action Has No Season), and served on many boards. But don’t just take my word for it. Google him. YouTube him. Read his writings and articles about him, and listen to his countless addresses. Do these things so that you and your children may bring yourselves closer within proximity of one of our Billionaires. Then discuss all that you’ll have learned. Most importantly, SHARE the information with friends and family. Then holler at me on RaisingBlackMillionaires.com, Facebook (Facebook.com/RaisingBlackMillionaires), or Twitter (@ThiahMuhammad) to share with me your wins and all that you got from what you will have read or seen.
Be sure to tune in next Monday to the Raising Black Millionaires Podcast for the premiere of our Fall season where we’ll open the season with my “Oldie But Goodie” interview with Dr. Roberts and get all of the life-altering nuggets he offers for raising your children, the way he has, to be Black Millionaires. Trust and believe that this interview will set the tone for the phenomenal line up of new interviews we have coming for you in the upcoming weeks.
Until next week,