Jul 21, 2020
As an aspiring writer, Mark Hentemann struggled to find income stability early in his career. He landed a gig writing for David Letterman in NY, before deciding to head out west to Hollywood. After being hired to write for a new animated series, he used his first paycheck to invest in real estate. He assumed the animated series would be cancelled and needed to make sure he could create a more stable income. He was half-right, the show was cancelled multiple times, but Family Guy turned out to be one of the most popular animated adult shows of all-time.
In this episode, we talk about his journey going from a starving artist to a multifamily investor, why it was important to create stability with his income, growing a portfolio with a demanding day job, and investing in Los Angeles compared to Texas and Utah.
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Wish I Knew When I Was Starting Out:
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