This woman said she made a fortune by age 27 and lost everything in 2008. Here’s how she revived her life

Small Business

Patrice Washington started her career before graduating college.

The USC grad became a real estate broker while juggling classes and homework during her senior year. 

After graduating in 2003, Washington opened her own boutique real estate and mortgage brokerage. She immediately had to hire employees to keep up with demand.

By 2007, she had made millions and reinvested all of her earnings into 13 investment properties. 

Then the housing market crashed, and Washington’s company went out of business. The real estate she had parked her cash in was now worth a fraction of what she paid.  

Today, the 39-year-old Washington is a successful entrepreneur, bestselling author and podcast host. Check out this video to learn how she rebuilt her life after losing everything and to hear her advice for anyone struggling in the coronavirus economy. 

More from Invest in You:

‘Predictably Irrational’ author says this is what investors should be doing during the pandemic
Coronavirus forced this couple into a 27-day quarantine amid their honeymoon cruise
How to prepare for a family member with COVID-19

Disclosure: NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures are investors in Acorns.

Articles You May Like

An International Tax Agenda for Congress on the Anniversary of the Global Tax Deal
Op-ed: This ‘unfamiliar’ type of bond fund may offer opportunities for fixed-income investors
Settled medical debt is now dropping off credit reports — here’s how to check your record and make sure it’s right
Just 1% of people got a perfect score on this Social Security quiz, while 65% got a ‘D’ or ‘F’ — see how you do
Can You Deduct Facebook Donations from Your Taxes?