Mark Ford

Mark Ford

Formal First Name

Mark Morgan Ford is a notable author, publisher, and serial entrepreneur. After more than three decades in the financial publishing industry, his works on finance, business, and economics have become the industry gold-standard. Ford has written more than two dozen books on business, entrepreneurship, and wealth-building, several of which were New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. As an entrepreneur, he has been involved in dozens of multimillion-dollar businesses, including one whose revenues exceeded $100 million and another that broke the billion-dollar mark.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Mark Ford has been writing and publishing since 1962 when, at age 12, he sold an underground booklet titled Excuses for the Amateur to his fifth-grade peers. 
  • He wrote half a dozen books on rhetoric and three books of poetry.
  • He has also written and produced four feature-length movies.
  • A student of martial arts since 1998, Ford has won three Naga championships. He received his black belt from Marcel Ferreira in 2015.
  • As a real estate investor, he has been involved in more than a hundred projects and developments, from single-family homes to apartment buildings, office buildings, and resort communities. 
  • His charitable activities include FunLimon, a community development facility across the street from Rancho Santana that provides a range of services, including an athletic program, a microlending program, a trade school, and a literacy school.
  • He has attempted to retire four times in his career, never successfully. His current goal is to give away 90% of his wealth in the next decade.