GERALD WASHINGTON IS THE EMPIRE BUILDER
Not only is he relentless about building his own “Washington Family Empire,” but he’s committed to using his leadership, innovation, and business acumen to empower others to move beyond being just another entrepreneur and become their own empire builder.
His passion for business and entrepreneurship didn’t start when Gerald was the partner and president of Steve Harvey World Group, partner and president of East 112th Street Productions, and president of the Steve Harvey Radio Network. Nor did it start just after college when he launched a boutique real estate company with his then girlfriend, and future wife, Patrice that would become a multi-million dollar real estate empire by his mid-20s.
Gerald’s ability to spot the missed opportunities of others and become the solution to someone else’s problem began in his youth when he launched a profitable 5-figure candy business in high school and generated enough income to buy his first car. It carried through to his time at Occidental College where he founded a marketing company that promoted national concert tours and counted major brands such as Coca-Cola among its clients.