International award-winning motivational speaker, author and CEO Rahfeal Gordon has come a long wayfrom being homeless in the notorious streets of Newark, New Jersey.
Rahfeal established his first successful company, Infinite Productions, while attending Arts High School inNew Jersey at the age of 15. The company mission was to develop events that provided unity within the highschool and college campuses. In 2001, Rahfeal established a college organization chapter entitled “Team Infinite”, on the campus ofMontclair State University and Bloomfield College. In addition to the success of Team Infinite, in 2005,
Rahfeal established the Rahfeal C. Gordon Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship is designed to benefit highschool and college students with average grades, but exhibit exceptional business acumen and entrepreneurialspirit.
Then in 2008, Rahfeal launched two major companies- RahGor Publishing and RahGor Motivations, wrotehis first of six published books entitled, “You Won’t Make It.” Rahfeal was featured in the Sunday‘s StarLedger, “I Am New Jersey“ profile entitled “Motivated,” with many follow-up articles on his motivationalseminars and a multi-page spread in the 2008 Winter/Spring edition of Inspire magazine.
He has spoken at world renowned places such as Madison Square Garden, Jacob Javits Center, JuilliardSchool, and Harvard University. Rahfeal surprisingly debuted his internationally known seminar “Hip HopSaved My Life” to a sold out audience at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center - the 6thlargest theater in thecountry. He currently holds many endorsements from corporations such as VIACOM, CBS, BET, INCMagazine and Oppenheimer Funds.
He has won the 2008 Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Oppenheimer Funds SocialEntrepreneurship Award category by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). He was thenfeatured on the Fox News Channel “Money for Breakfast” program.
Rahfeal Gordon’s inspirational work continues to bring him to the attention of many notables. He hasappeared on My 9 News, “Real Talk” with Brenda Blackmon and “Voices of America”- which is aninternational news broadcaster. He has been appointed on various non-profit organization boards that cater tofamilies in need from around the world.
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for his book “Homeroom Heroes” along with coauthor/actorMichael B. Jordan while graduating from Montclair State University in New Jersey. He hascompeted in the GSEA/EO “Global Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition” in Atlantic City, New Jersey atthe Bogota Hotel, where he placed top 6 out of 5,000+ business owners in the eastern region of the UnitedStates. Rahfeal was just featured in the AMC Theaters distributed film, TEN9EIGHT, produced by Awardwinningproducer Mary Mazzio.
Rahfeal recently received the Ernst & Young Crystal Award and currently studies at Harvard University inCambridge, MA in-between tour breaks.