Garett Polanco, young American investor, philanthropist, and founder of Independent Equity changing the way charity is done with amazing donations
Garett Polanco, popularly known as Polanco is a young American Investor born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is the founder of Independent Equity, a private equity fund, and Billionaire Collective, a Private Investment Group consisting of 2 funds. The young investor is looking to take his contribution to the society beyond the art of helping people make money as he is currently doing a lot of philanthropy working in the USA, Africa, India, and Thailand with SOS USA, Outreach International, and other charitable organizations.
Polanco has always had his eyes set on running his own business, displaying an interest to invest at a tender age. His early inspiration came from reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad, a book he borrowed at the age of 13. The lessons of the book had an almost immediate effect on Polanco as he began selling candy, gum, as well as many other entrepreneurial ventures. He also recorded success academically, kipping two grades at the University Transition Program to receive his Bachelors Degree at the age of 19.
It took Polanco only a year after graduation to launch his first fund, Independent Equity, while selling vehicles, consequently becoming one of the youngest private fund founders. This bold step earned him the name “the Billionaire Boy Investor,” by Mytrade. He received his licenses in 2011 and has gone on to found a private investment group, Billionaire Collective.
Independent Equity (IE) is the first of Polanco’s several ventures. The private equity firm is focused on venture capital and growth equity investments in business services and supply chain, financial services, new media, Internet, and information services companies nationally with a focus on Texas, California, New York, and Nevada. Since its launch, the firm has been able to raise approximately $220 Million.
Billionaire Collective (BC) is an investment company recently launched by Garett Polanco. Established in 2018, the company focuses on leveraged buyouts, growth capital and leveraged recapitalization investments in distressed companies and turnaround situations. The company also is in charge of the management of an investment fund that specializes in growth capital, public equity, and debt investments. Billionaire Collective invests across several industries including consumer/retail, media and telecommunications, technology, travel/leisure and health care.
Garett Polanco has not limited his expertise and contributions to the business world as he has been involved in several charitable causes in line with his goals of giving back to the society and making the world a better place for all.
Over the years, Garett has conttibuted immensely to alleviating the sufferings of the needy, providing them with shoes, clothes, food, housing, and helping build schools. He has also been helping the less fortunate in Texas by providing them with clothes, homes, haircuts, and job support, food, while also working to help them build a plan to escape poverty. He also has his hands in several animal charities and shelters.
The self-made millionaire has been recognized in different quarters, speaking at several popular conferences and shows, including TEDx and WFN1. Polanco and Independent Equity have also been profiled in such global publications as Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Inc. Magazine. One of his major achievements is making the 30 Under 30 Finance: The Top Young Traders, Bankers And Dealmakers in 2012.