“Selling drugs is real easy, you benefit on the front end and pay like hell on the back end. My attitude is I work hard on the front end so I can benefit on the back end,” said Gray.
“I realized very very very very early that the same knowledge it would take me to buy, wholesale, and sell I could take that same knowledge as opposed to selling drugs,” said Gray. “I think selling drugs is a weak way out.”
Gray has always had an insatiable drive to succeed, which stems from his life filled with struggle. “I wanted to improve my family situation.”
He formed Urban Neighborhood Economic Enterprise Club, that encouraged youth to become entrepreneurs, at age eight.
Before the age of 19, Gray had acquired Innercity Magazine and signed his ‘Reallionaire’ book deal.
Now that Gray is a millionaire, he advises others through his book and presentations.
“The biggest mistake I made was believing that someone was gonna do something for me.”
He has also found that you should “never fear rejection. The wounded deer is the one who leaps the highest.
“In life we don’t get what we want, we get in life what we are. If we want more we have to be able to be more, in order to be more you have to face rejection.”
[From blackcollegeview.com February 17, 2005; photo from farrahgrayfoundation.org]