Mark FordCo-founder, Palm Beach Research Group

Mark Ford

Mark Ford is co-founder of the Palm Beach Research Group. Mark started his first business when he was 11 years old. In the decades since then, he’s started hundreds more.

Mark grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. He has a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, CUNY, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and did Ph.D. work at Catholic University. After college, Mark joined the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching students at the University of Chad in Africa.

In 1982, Mark moved to Palm Beach County and took a job with a small publishing company. He worked as an apprentice to a well-known businessman in South Florida. He helped that company grow to $135 million in annual revenues, became a multimillionaire himself, and retired at age 39.

After a year of writing poetry, he became a consultant to the health and investment publishing industry. He was involved in the development of dozens of multimillion-dollar businesses, including one whose revenues recently exceeded the $400 million mark.

He has also written a dozen books on entrepreneurship, personal productivity, and wealth building. Three of these were New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-sellers.


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