Being a first-generation American means the generation before you had to go through many difficulties to end up where they did. However, according to most people, the struggles end there for the coming generation, which could not be further from the truth. Financial, cultural, traditional, and other factors usually carry on into the first and even second generation of families, leading to some pretty difficult times.
As a first-generation American of Mexican, Native American, and German descent, entrepreneur and businessman Giovanti Humphries has had some pretty difficult moments in his life that he had to overcome to make his way in life.
His grandmother raised Giovanti and his 6 brothers and sisters. Growing up wasn’t exactly the greatest time in his life, and as he grew older, life started to become even more difficult. Giovanti was homeless at certain points in his life. However, the passion that fueled him kept it all going and led him to where he is today. He was the first person in his family to not just go to college but also to attain an MBA.
Graduating from the University of Miami at the age of 23, Giovanti’s success started there, and the hard times in his life were now starting to pay off. He became the senior vice president at Wells Fargo and then went on to become the vice president at City National Bank. To most people, these job titles are dreams to achieve, and if and when they do, they would do anything to stay there because these positions are not easy to come by, yet Giovanti hit milestone after milestone and kept on moving.
Giovanti’s next venture was becoming part of the first Initial Coin Offerings as the chief financial officer, and he started working with governments all over the world in discussions related to the adoption of cannabis via technology. Giovanti even worked with the SEC and some of the best law firms in the United States to navigate cryptocurrency legislation.
At this point, Giovanti knew that he wanted to work in the cannabis industry, so he went on as a chief financial officer and consultant for some of the largest cannabis companies in California.
After gaining heaps of experience and knowledge in the cannabis industry, Giovanti and his partner started their own cannabis company. Along with becoming vertically integrated in the first 24 months of operation, Giovanti’s company is on track to do a mighty $100M in sales in the near future. From someone who was often homeless, Giovanti has built himself into an entrepreneur who owns one of the fastest-growing cannabis companies in California.
Giovanti shares his wisdom with those who might want to do something of their own but might be afraid of the risks. He says that to make it big, you can’t be afraid to take risks and that everything you’ve ever wanted to achieve is on the other side of failure. Giovanti plans to build his cannabis company into a global conglomerate that includes brands, technology, and venture capital for new cannabis entrepreneurs.