We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimani Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimani, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process behind starting the brand is creating a platform that millennials can see themselves breaking generational barriers into becoming successful in any of their future endeavors. As the founder of Billionare Lessons “Knowledge is the New Currency”, I began a lifestyle podcast that discusses entrepreneurship, mental health, coping with loss, failure, financial literacy and how to live a fulfilled life. Everyone has a story that can inspire many; I wanted to create this platform to give young adults the ability to share their knowledge with the world.Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I currently serve as the Manager of Campus Relations and Talent Acquisition at Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). TMCF was established in 1987 and the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. My organization provides resources; scholarships, funding, internships and full-time opportunities for Historically Black Colleges & Universities throughout the country. I’ve always had a passion paying it forward to the HBCU community being an alum from Delaware State University, located in Dover, DE.
Being at an HBCU in a low resourced community it was very difficult to gain professional opportunities, but due to mentorship from my fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity incorporated and student leadership I was able to matriculate and further my education at the University of Memphis. Those experiences encouraged me to start my own business and become the CEO of my life, creating the podcast and lifestyle brand, Billionaire Lessons. After years of being a content creator I’ve added another avenue to my brand which is a clothing line “Billionaire Academy”.Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Currently, I stay in the DMV area and a few spots I would take my friend is as follows: – Brunch at Kitchen Cray in DC
– Visit the Monuments at the Nation’s Capital
– Attend a Washington Wizards game
– Dinner at Bond 45Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I don’t want to forget anyone because there has been a lot of individuals who have been instrumental in my success. I want to acknowledge my friends & family for the years of support and prayers.