Interview For How I Grow My Wealth
Earlier this year John from How I Grow My Wealth asked me a question about P/E and EPS on my post: Why The P/E Ratio is Useless And How To Calculate EV. And then we talked further about this and other value investing and business topics on Twitter and through a couple of phone calls.
Shortly after this, John asked me if I’d like to do an interview for his site and of course I said yes after our fantastic chats.
Below is a brief excerpt of the in-depth interview I did with him for his site
To view the entire interview please go to this link which will take you to it.
The interview includes talk about value investing, self-improvement, the $8 million acquisition I attempted last year, inspiration from Bruce Lee and Grant Cardone, and more.
I hope you enjoy it.
I’m very excited to be sharing this interview with Jason Rivera, a man who in his first five years achieved better returns than Warren Buffet did in his first five years. Who is Jason Rivera? Let’s get into the interview and you’ll find out!
John: Can you provide some background on yourself and Rivera Holdings for those who aren’t familiar with you or your company?
Jason: Yes. I’m a self taught value investor who focuses on small and obscure public companies to buy for my investors. And I’m now also looking for private businesses and cash flow producing real estate to buy as well.
I’m the author of the acclaimed value investing education book How To Value Invest. Have run the blog Value Investing Journey for more than five years now. Wrote a 60-page booklet detailing the immense power of investment float that I released for free to readers of my blog and followers – on Twitter and Facebook – titled All About Float. Have written for several publications and investment newsletters including: Seeking Alpha, Guru Focus, Insider Monkey, and Palm Beach Research Group among others.
I mentor others on how to become great value investors, consult on projects requiring business analysis and valuation skills, and run my investment holding company Rivera Holdings LLC. out of the Tampa Florida area.
John: When you were a kid did you know you wanted to grow up to be a value investor?
Jason: Ha ? no. I don’t have any stories like Warren Buffett where he was buying things at wholesale prices – gum if I remember right – and then selling them at a higher price to his classmates as a kid.
Unfortunately, I was far more interested in playing sports, chasing girls, and playing video games than investing when I was a kid.
I always knew I wanted to make money, start businesses, and help people but the value investing part and putting effort into making those things happen only began happening in my late teens and early twenties…
Thanks a lot John for asking me to do the interview. I hope our readers gain something from this.