February 01: Wizard Entrepreneur Ziad Abdelnour, an American investment banker, financier, social activist, and author of best-selling books “Start-Up Saboteurs” and “Economic Warfare” was born on December 3, 1960, in Beirut, Lebanon. He hails from an influential familywith his father Khalil Abdelnour being a former MP in the Government of Lebanon in the year 1992-2000 and his fraternal uncle Salem Abdelnour a former financier and MP too in Lebanon’s government during the period (1960 – 1964 and 1972-1992).
Mr. Abdelnour did his primary schooling from a private boarding school in France and further studies in Switzerland. He further graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BS in Science and did his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
Even with such a strong background in politics, Mr. Abdelnour moved into finance and trading back in his early twenties. So right after graduation in 1984, ace Entrepreneur Ziad Abdelnour, worked as a junk bond trader under Michael Milken followed by 20 years on Wall Street advising people, structuring highly complicated transactions and investing in the market. This valuable experience made him what he is today.
In the year 2008 Mr. Abdelnour established his own investment and trading company by the name of Blackhawk Partners Inc. Today this company is one of the fastest growing investment companies in the US advising, partnering with and investing along Ultra High Net Worth individuals across the world in project finance, bitcoins and other alternative assets. His influence in the market and the USA has been growing ever since.
Presently Mr. Abdelnour also serves as a chairman of the Board of “Hawkstorm Global”, an elite executive protection firm focusing on High-Net-Worth Personal Security Protection, Asset Protection, Security investigation, Consulting and High-Intensity Conflict Intervention. He is also the founding member of OMV Capital, engaged in financing multimillion real estate and corporate acquisitions on a global basis and the founder & president of the Financial Policy Council (FPC); a nonprofit organization that was created to formulate and promote sound public policy based on the principles of free enterprise and wealth creation as envisioned by the ideals of the American Founding Fathers.
As a successful entrepreneur with years of experience, Ziad Abdelnour has been very actively passing his knowledge to the next generation being an avid writer on wealth creation. For his immense influence in the market, he was awarded as one of the ‘500 most influential CEO in the world’ by Richtopia in 2016 and in the following year as a ‘Global Shaper from the World Economic Forum’ in 2017.
Ziad Abdelnour believes that for any kind of success one must toil hard. There is no shortcut for success. Overnight success is 15 years.