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  04/21/2010      11:00 am

The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!: NY Times bestselling author Frank McKinney discussing his latest work in Haiti and his 3 new bestsellers.

Guest Profile

Frank McKinney

Frank McKinney

Frank McKinney: Daredevil Real Estate "artist," 5-time international best-selling author with 3 new books just released, super hero meets Robin Hood, philanthropist, risk-taker and visionary who sees opportunities and creates markets where none existed before.

Upon attending his 4th high school in 4 years he was asked to leave the first 3, Frank was fortunate to earn his high school diploma with a less-than-stellar 1.8 GPA

Then, at 18, with 50 in his pocket and without the benefit of higher education, Frank left his native Indiana for Florida in search of what he would later refer to as his professional highest calling.

In his first Florida job he earned 180 a week, waking at 4:00am, to dig sand traps by hand on a Deerfield Beach golf course.

On May 19, 1986, at 22, Frank McKinney founded his first real estate investment company and bought his first 50,000 fixer-upper, selling it a few months later for a 7,000 profit.

Now, over 23 years later, McKinney creates real estate markets where others dare to tread. He has built spec homes homes built without a buyer valued in the tens of millions of dollars.

A true maverick with a charming flair, he is without peer in the risky world of speculative high-end real estate, shattering price records with each new project.

And his latest? Mr. McKinney just completed "Acqua Liana," the world's largest and most opulent triple certified USGBC, FGBC & Energy Star "green" mansion at 29,000,000, and will soon commence another masterpiece, "Crystalina," a 30 million green home reflecting South Pacific influences.

Each of the estate homes he creates is a one-of-a-kind work of art, infused with vivid imagination and designed on a canvas of sun-drenched Atlantic ocean just look at the videos, photos and brochure on the preceeding Acqua Liana link.

Accordingly, Frank McKinney is now known around the globe as a real estate "artist," and the creative force behind some of the world's finest and most magnificent mansions ever built.