Everette Taylor is a leading marketing and entrepreneurship expert who has built multi-million dollar brands. He is a co-founder of GrowthHackers, a community that helps companies grow. He also runs a consulting firm called Everette Taylor Enterprises. The organization has clients such as Microsoft, AT&T, Lexus, Nationwide Insurance and Anheuser-Busch.
Everette is a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and he has been credited with building brands such as Artsty, PopSocial and MilliSense. He has won awards and been named one of the most influential African Americans by The Root. In 2015, he was named a Fortune magazine’s “Marketing Giant.”
When he was a teenager, Taylor had a rough upbringing. His father died when he was eight years old. When his mother found out he was homeless, she pushed him to get a real job. However, his family was poor. So, he had to find ways to help pay for his education.
At age 19, Taylor started his first company, EZ Events, and sold it two years later. Later, he went on to build another tech company. This was where he met Sean Ellis, whom he would later collaborate with to form GrowthHackers.
In addition to launching his own tech company, Everette also helped to lead Qualaroo, an online behavioral insight surveying company, to successful acquisition. During his tenure at Qualaroo, he was the youngest CMO in the company’s history at 25. After the acquisition, he was promoted to VP of marketing.
Everette is now using his expertise in marketing to help artists gain exposure. Through his nonprofit organization, ArtX, he provides grants to visual artists. It allows them to connect with art collectors and showcase their work.
In addition to his business endeavors, Everette has acted in various film and television roles. He has appeared in movies such as Don Omar: King of the Concert (2006) and Thirsty (2016). Among his other titles, he is also the CEO of his company Everette Taylor Enterprises and the co-founder of GrowthHackers.
As of 2019, the Everette Taylor net worth stands at around $45 million. That may not seem like much to some, but it’s enough to make him one of the richest public speakers. Using social media, Taylor makes an estimated income of $4 million a year. But that income isn’t as accurate as it sounds. According to various online sources, Everette’s income can vary by up to 50%.
Aside from his business ventures, Everette also serves as a public speaker and has been called a marketing guru. He has appeared in the media as a public speaker, and his talks about growing a business and establishing a brand are often featured in television shows. He also sits on the board of the Southside Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting minority students in technology.
Everette’s journey began when he was 19 years old. Before he founded his first company, he lived out of a car. To raise capital, he threw parties.