Meet the CEO
Nikk grew up in Selma, California and showed an interest in investing and business from a young age. When he was 18-years-old, Nikk Legend moved to New York for college to study business. After getting recruiting by every Ivy League and being the first person to go to college in his family he chose Cornell University.
Two weeks into college Nikk’s life was turned upside down. His best friend passed away and he “had an awakening where he realized that this life can be short and felt he had to make the most of it.” This thought stuck with him every single day, haunting him whenever he felt he wasn’t achieving to his real potential.
Later that year he experienced a terrible sports injury – he broke his rib, got 19 stitches in his lip and eventually was put in crutches for 8 months after a torn hamstring surgery. Despite the excruciating pain, he held on by remembering that he had to “make the most of every opportunity and committed to making the most of life”.
The recovery was difficult. He was in terrible pain and discomfort, and felt totally hopeless at points when he literally couldn’t move his body without assistance. The crazy part… Nikk was moments away from having the biggest breakthrough of his life – and he didn’t even know it yet.
“I find the people that become my best students, they always are at their breaking point right before they are ready to learn. Sometimes it takes pain and hardship to realize that a change is necessary.”
Nikk’s life was about to change forever. It was during his recovery from this injury that Nikk first learned about investing , business and trading, by stumbling upon some books on the subject.
He was totally fascinated by the subject of investing and trading immediately. Nikk like many others thought it was tough to get started investing, complicated, or required a lot of money – but as he read more and more books on the subject he realized a way he could make a huge contribution to the world. Nikk decided he would learn how to become the most effective teacher, make investing easy to learn, and find a way to teach people how to start with very little capital and still get incredible results.
Within a year he’d found some top traders and learned from them, and starting making profits on his own. Nikk realized his real purpose and burning desire that drove him was to do something big that could impact as many people as possible, and shift the economic landscape of the world. He still holds this purpose today, and it’s apparent in every single thing he does.
To hone his skill of investing and realize his dream of teaching others, Nikk decided to drop out and focus full-time on making this dream a reality. He needed to find a way to make it simple and teach others how to win.
“When you hear the word ‘investing’ many people are instantly turned off. They think it requires a lot of money to start, or it’s complicated, or that they aren’t smart enough. This is all false data and limiting beliefs, and my mission is to help break through those in my new students and teach them to get results fast.”
By starting with a small group of his closest friends and family, Nikk began teaching his exact skills and strategies as an experiment. He was surprised by how well he was able to teach his first students how to trade. One of his top students from the early few was actually his own brother, Jon.
And here’s where it gets crazy.
Nikk realized he was on to something. He decided to open his education up to the world. He created his own Academy and began offering courses to the public. As students poured through the doors begging to learn his secrets – Nikk consistently worked on improving his craft and making his education better.
Now Nikk spends his time running his Academy from his West Hollywood office and investing his time and money back into his own education so that he can be the best teacher possible.