John Roberts is the Founder and CEO of Live Learn And Prosper.com, a leading newsletter and website where informed living meets success. His books and articles are known for their easy to understand writing style explaining complex things.
He’s been a life long investor and prior to founding LLAP, was a Financial Consultant and Stockbroker (formerly licensed with the New York Stock Exchange) and Senior Business Analyst. Before that he managed the Corporate IT Department of a Fortune 500 corporation, and earlier in his career, he served as the Senior Programmer/Designer for May Department Stores International, spending time in London, England designing and programming a large scale international foreign buying system. He also served in the United States Marine Corps.
But all is not work and investments in John’s life. Called a renaissance man by his friends, he is also an award winning photographer, cartoonist, published author and avid sailor, believing that life should be an adventure.
He recalls one Thanksgiving finding himself singlehandedly sailing his boat the Saline Solution in the Florida Keys — on the far edge of tropical storm Keith. He says when he finally made it back safely to port it was the most thankful Thanksgiving of his life. He also allows this may have been a bit too much adventure.
John’s had a life long commitment to self-improvement and achieving goals — for himself and teaching others. He had an early start in life achieving higher goals as a “lettered” fiberglass pole-vaulter in high school, clearing 12’ when the world record was 17’. And still earlier, as a big brother teaching his younger twin sisters how to read before kindergarten.
John currently resides in Miami, Orlando or St. Louis — depending on when you ask him — and what time of the year it is. When he’s not too busy writing in Florida you can often find him soaking up sun at the beach.