Billy Gene (birth name – Billy Gene Shaw III) is an American social media strategist, blogger, and entrepreneur, who is best known as the founder of Billy Gene Is Marketing.
Gene has revolutionized the education system by teaching necessary and important entrepreneurial skills that schools aren’t teaching.
He said for Entrepreneur:
“I’m an entrepreneur who went from living at my parents’ house with over $50,000 in debt to building a multi-million-dollar business four years later.”
Billy was born on May 2, 1988, in the USA.
After high school, Gene went to the University of San Diego. He didn’t graduate. Billy explained in an interview:
“I did go to the University of San Diego. What a lot of people don’t realize is I didn’t graduate, but I attended all four years.”
In 2010, he borrowed $20,000 from friends and family to start a mobile oil-change company. Later, this business was closed.
Rethink and Relive LLC
In 2013, he founded Rethink and Relive LLC. The company hosts online classrooms to help people break addictions.
Operation Smoke Free
Billy also joined Operation Smoke Free, as a campaign manager.
Billy Gene is Marketing
In 2014, he founded ”Billy Gene is Marketing,” a marketing company that is focused on Facebook and YouTube advertising.
According to their description:
“Social media marketing is becoming more competitive by the day, which is why we believe entertaining with video when advertising is mandatory.”
The company has 22 employees.
One of their main goals is to help local businesses to improve their brand.
In his ads, Gene tells the story of how he transformed his life from living in his parents’ house to managing a marketing agency that makes millions of dollars in sales and buying a Bentley.
The School Of GENEIUS
Gene also comprised ”The School Of Geneius,” a program that is advertised as the most powerful social media training you can take.
It cost is $5,000 for every 6 months of enrollment or $7,500 a year upfront.
The program includes:
- eligibility to become a certified partner;
- weekly live training sessions with Gene;
- database with campaigns and templates;
- an invitation to the semi-annual meet-ups;
- weekday live support from the in-house team;
- access to the library with all step-by-step courses;
- daily support sessions.
Many people are wondering whether ”Billy Gene is Marketing” is a scam.
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Yesterday @deangraziosi stopped by Geneius Studios & I asked about every inappropriate, blunt, & uncomfortable question I can think of… Comment below if you want me to send you the recording when I drop it. P.S. I can't say enough good things about Dean, there's so much bulllshit information out there and he is 100% the real deal. He's 100% heart. 100% real. 100% smart as hell. I'm lucky to call him a mentor and a friend. P.P.S. The very first question I asked was, " How much money do you make" lol.
His company has positive and negative reviews. One reviewer wrote on Yelp:
“I have gone through all of the programs myself. The school of geneius is the best program for learning digital marketing out there.”
But, another one wrote:
He also wrote:
”The only real VIBE to pick up on is the used car salesman from a POT LOT.”
The company has BBB accreditation with “F” rating.
The company does not give refunds.
Gene started his YouTube channel on June 18, 2013. So far, the channel has more than 65,000 subscribers.
Billy’s Instagram account has more than 152,000 followers.
He has published two free e-books:
- Videos That Sell Stuff For G.E.N.I.U.S.E.S.;
- How to Sell Sh*t for G.E.N.E.I.U.S.E.S.
Gene has a daughter.
”I want to encourage everybody to not be afraid to have aggressive call to actions.”
”The amount of money that people make is directly correlated to the amount of problems they can solve.”
”People think entertaining is optional, people think video is optional — those guys are going to be out of business in less than three years.”
”I care way more about the quality of a customer than the quantity of the customers.”
”Business people care about green more than they care about anything else.”
”I would have reached my destination a lot faster if I sought mentorship from entrepreneurs who were living my dream and making it happen.”
”You need to design your life first. You set your life goals, and then you set your business goals.”
In 2019. he bought a Lamborghini Huracan.
When asked about his favorite mentor, he responded:
”My favorite mentor is my dad. I was “temporarily” living out of my car, and one day it got towed.”
Shaw went on to say:
”I couldn’t afford to get it out of the impound so I called my dad to bail me out.”
”He said, ‘Son, make it happen,’ and hung up on me. Guess what I did? I made it happen.”
Billy Gene – Net Worth
Gene earns most of his wealth from managing his company ”Billy Gene is Marketing.” Shaw spends around $200,000 per month on his personal brand.
His company makes money from selling courses. Currently, the price for a bundle of his courses is $97.
Also, he has The School Of Geneius program – the most powerful and comprehensive online social media marketing program.
The cost of the program is $7,500 for one year of enrollment or $5,000 for 6 months. Currently, BGIM has more than 2,500 subscribers for the program. This means around $1.8 million in annual revenue.
He also makes money from speaking at events, for the price of $50,000. He said that the month of April 2018 was his first million-dollar month. Therefore, Billy Gene has an estimated net worth of $10 million.