G. William Barnett II (Bill) Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, National Best Selling Author, Speaker and Business Consultant
Bill Barnett has become a nationally syndicated radio host of, Bill Barnett NOW, a national best selling author of, "The Great Communicators and Are You DUMB Enough To Be RICH? (both the first and second editions) as well as a renowned real estate investor and consultant since he began buying and selling properties in 1997. His good fortune began when he ended a disastrous real estate entrepreneurial adventure with a partner who went on a drinking binge, barricaded himself in a house they had just sold, and refused to let the new owners in. Determined to find a way to profit from real estate with a lot less hassle, he started attending the monthly meetings of the Dallas Association of Independent Real Estate Owners (AIREO). Before long, his paths crossed with many real estate investment gurus and by diligently applying today’s winning investment strategies, plus devising many of his own, Barnett’s real estate and consulting business exploded in a mere 120 days. This period has become a focal point of the DUMB Enough system.
Barnett went from being a successful investor and a great best student of the business to also become one of the nation’s elite advisors, lecturers and consultants. Traveling across the US and Canada, Barnett gives intensive 3-day seminars on real-estate investing to more than 100 people just about every weekend, runs a live 90-minute evening teleconference reaching an audience of another 100-plus weekly, and frequently speaks at local real estate clubs and associations around the country. In the midst of his demanding schedule, he wrote the book to share his foolproof wealth-building formula with everyone, ARE YOU DUMB ENOUGH TO BE RICH?: The Amazingly Simple Way to Make Millions in Real Estate (AMACOM; SECOND EDITION, January 31, 2008). “It only takes a small dose of success coupled with a marginal shift in thinking to change your destiny,” writes Barnett.
Before establishing himself as a successful real estate investor, Barnett was the creator and executive producer of a nationally-syndicated television program whose story was chronicled in the book The Great Communicators (Royal Publishing; 1986. He also worked as a stockbroker,
merchant banker and investment banker in the financial services arena.
For fun, he has served as a scout for a major college football bowl game and spent two years on the pit crew of an Indy Racing League Team. Over the course of his career, he has worked alongside or shared the speaking platform with wide-ranging luminaries, including Donald Trump, Mark Victor Hansen, Zig Ziglar, Wally “Famous” Amos, Paul Harvey, Art Linkletter, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Dr. Robert Schuller, Earl Nightingale, and Chili's founder,Norman Brinker.
In addition to his teaching and speaking commitments, Barnett is Director of Acquisitions at CAPSTONE Real Estate Investments, Inc. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas and is married to Kris, they have 3 boys.