“Whether you believe you can or can’t, you are right” goes a famous quote by automobile guru Henry Ford. Following this quote, Kim Perell chose to believed she can do. Twenty years into her experience her belief turned into reality. She built a multi-million dollar company from her kitchen table. She now invests in other companies helping them to duplicate her success. Here is who she is and how she became successful.
Kim Perell Biography
Kim Perell is an American businesswoman, an angel investor, author, and CEO. She has invested in more than 60 companies and has employees from all over the world. Kim is also a sought-out speaker invited to multiple conferences to share her success story.
Perell and her small family lived in Portland, Oregon. She has a twin sister and an old brother, who were considered smarter than her since the IQ test showed that Kim was the least smart among the three. Twenty years later, Kim beat all odds that were against her. She built a multi-million organization and started her own family which has been an admiration by many.
Kim, 45, is married to her husband John, a pilot. Together, the couple is blessed with two pairs of twins. Having the children was never easy for the couple as they struggled with IVF for 7 years forcing them to turn to surrogacy.
In an interview with People, Kim described that having her first set of twins was difficult as well since the surrogate mom delivered them after 24 weeks. The twins were born with conditions that threatened their lives but they survived.
John and Elle, her first twins, celebrated their 8th birthday on 5th May 2022. Her second twin kids Billy and Jack celebrated their 3rd birthday on 22nd March 2022. John and Kim will be celebrating their 19th marriage anniversary on 2nd October 2022.
Kim Perell Education and Career
Kim went to college even after she was considered unsmart. She was active in college as she believed in her abilities. Kim pursued a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration where she graduated magna cum laude. She also did her studies at
Perell’s career has been an interesting one. Her story is a perfect definition of the path to success. Kim started her career with great zeal and enthusiasm. She joined a start-up company called Xdrives Technology in 1999 as director of marketing and sales.
She generated over $9 million in advertising and recruited more than 10 million users for the company. Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt. Kim had to lay off everyone she had called to work for the company. Finally, she had to lay herself off.
At the age of 30, Kim took a $10,000 loan from her 80-year-old grandmother and started Frontline Direct. The company, which focused on Marketing grew exponentially. By 2005. Frontline Direct has revenue worth $10 million and $100 million by 2010.
Kim then merged her company with Adconion Media Group to become Adconion Direct, where Perell was the CEO and the first woman on the board. She then sold the company in 2014 to a Singapore Telecommunications Company at $235 million and became its president and later CEO in 2016.
After three years, Perell dropped her role as CEO of Amobee to pursue her new passion. She founded a 100.co in 2021. 100.co is a digital marketing company that creates brands using AI. Her company has worked with Sama.tea and Cayskin.com founded by celebrity Winnie Harlow.
Her success has been an inspiration to young women in America and the rest of the world. Kim has been invited to multiple seminars and business conferences requesting her to share her story.
She has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, and hosted Good Morning America’s Side Hustle Showdown. Media outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Insider, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post have profiled her.,
Kim has also received awards for her work. Business Insider named her the Most Powerful Woman in Mobile Advertising and Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Female.
Other recognitions are Adweek;’s Women Trailblazer, a John Maxwell Transformational Leader, and AdAge’s Marketing Technology Trailblazer.
Perell is also a two-time best seller for her first book The Execution Factor: The One Skill that Drives Success, and Jump: Dare To Do What Scares You In Business And In Life.
Kim Perell’S Net Worth
Kim earns well from her multiple sources of income. She recently moved from San Diego to Miami where she acquired a waterfront mansion worth $10.8 million. The house has 6 bedrooms, and a gym, and is built on 17,120 square feet. Together with her husband, Kim Perell’s net worth is approximately $50 million. Other women with great stories covered here are Heather Monahan and Kara Goldin