Patrick is an American entrepreneur, author and creator of the Valuetainment channel on YouTube, which has been referred to as “the voice for entrepreneurs.” Patrick is currently the CEO and founder of PHP Agency Inc. (People Helping People) which is a leading insurance sales, marketing and distribution company. He resides in Dallas TX with his wife and three children.
Patrick’s official bio/story
Patrick’s story starts with his family immigrating to America when he was
10-years old. His parents fled Iran as refugees during the Iranian revolution and were eventually granted US citizenship.
After high school Patrick joined the U.S. military and served in the 101st Airborne before starting a business career in the financial services industry. After a tenure with a couple traditional companies, he was inspired to launch PHP Agency Inc., an insurance sales, marketing and distribution company – and did so before he turned 30. PHP is now one of the fastest growing companies in the financial marketplace.
Patrick is passionate about shaping the next generation of leaders by teaching thought provoking perspectives on entrepreneurship and disrupting the traditional approach to a career. Patrick’s popularity surged and created a buzz in the hearts of entrepreneurs all over the world when The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Seconds, a video he created, accumulated over 25 million views online. This and sores of other videos comprise his library of edifying, educational and inspirational content about entrepreneurship.
Patrick speaks on a range of business, leadership and entrepreneurial topics including how and why to become an entrepreneur and the importance of learning how to fully process issues. He is particularly passionate about the need for every individual to pursue their desires, once stating, “Most of the greatest world changers and heroes of all time are at the graveyard undiscovered because they never sold out to their dreams and desires.”
Patrick has also hosted a series of one-on-one interviews with some of the world’s most interesting people, including NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy, Author Robert Greene, Billionaire and Entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Indy-500 Winner Al Unser Jr., Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak and Senator Rick Santorum, among many others. To encourage individuals to seek mentorship and counsel from some of the greatest minds out there, three years ago, Patrick launched the Entrepreneur’s Book Club, which has gained notoriety from thousands of people worldwide that read the assigned book of the month for a chance to win monthly prizes.
From a humble beginning as a young immigrant escaping war-torn Iran with his parents, to founding his own company, Patrick has gained a first-hand understanding of what rags-to-riches means and how it is fueled by freedom and opportunity – the core tenants of the American Dream.
- Valuetainment – Patrick’s YouTube channel
- The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Seconds – Patrick’s video that went viral with over 25 million views
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- Drop Out and Get Schooled: The Case For Thinking Twice About College by Patrick Bet-David
- The Hypomanic Edge by John D. Gartner
- Patrick’s quiz for if you should drop out or stay in school
- Find Patrick on Snapchat @betdavid19
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