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The BWR Team

Our goal is to provide resources and products that will help you develop skills, increase your income, and begin building wealth. Two years ago our team started out with four friends that had one vision to normalize wealth within the black community through financial literacy and the practice of group economics. Since then we have been able to help countless people from all walks of life change their situations through the principles we believe in.

Meet our team

David F Bellard Jr.

Bio: My name is David Bellard. I am a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Opelousas, LA who helps small business owners grow their brand online & connect with new customers utilizing social media.  I am one of the founding members of Black Wealth Renaissance, a platform on a mission to educate the black masses on the importance of financial literacy by providing them with examples as well as the tools and resources to help them attain wealth. I specialize in developing content strategies to drive organic growth, engagement, and sales. Over the past 3 years I’ve helped over 600 clients generate tens of thousands of dollars online and am responsible for helping some of the biggest gurus position themselves as the go to authority in their field.As a part of the mission of BWR, I also host the highly acclaimed Black Wealth Renaissance Podcast to share the stories and knowledge of successful entrepreneurs with our community on a weekly basis. I also organize events for black entrepreneurs & professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to build connections and learn as a unit. I am a firm believer that our community can solve the problems we face and that it all starts with us. It is my ultimate desire to change the face of what the “culture” finds cool and provide young brothers and sisters with powerful examples of what they can be while providing them with the resources to get there.

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Jalen Clark

Jalen Clark

Bio: Hello I'm Jalen Clark a 27 year old entrepreneur from the small town of Opelousas Louisiana. Growing up in a small town I always knew there was more to life and was determined to uncover those secrets. I grew up the oldest of 5 in a single parent household. Life wasn’t easy for us with my mother providing for 5 children and herself. I had to grow up quickly and be an example for my younger siblings. I graduated College from Northwestern State University In Natchitoches Louisiana with a bachelor's degree in business administration concentrated in marketing. Upon graduating from College I quickly realize the corporate life was not a place for me since I’m constantly challenging the rules and thinking of ways to innovate. I felt limited and unchallenged in some positions. I have tried many hands at entrepreneurship and learned plenty of lessons through those ventures.

I joined BWR In February of 2019 through one of my bestfriend's David Bellard.  My main reasoning for joining Black Wealth Renaissance is to make a difference in someone’s life who could benefit from the tools and resources our platform was providing.  I know the black community is severely underserved and highly overlooked when it comes to resources, education and opportunities, so we Took on the responsibility of proving those necessities.

We do this through providing courses and resources to educate oneself. We also highlight successful African-American entrepreneurs and business professionals. Providing examples and role models for the youth and their parents is pivotal in changing the narrative.  I look to spread the message of financial literacy to anyone who is willing to learn.  Im beyond blessed to be on this team and can’t wait to see the impact we have on others.

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Kelly Rhodes

Kelly Rhodes

Bio: Hello everyone I’m Kelly Rhodes, I’m from Fort Worth, Texas. I grew up going to private school all my life until middle school when I moved to Burleson Texas. In high school I played sports specifically Football where I think I started my ridiculous work ethic. I’m a very competitive person so I genuinely feel I’m always the hardest working person in whatever I do. After graduating high school I went to Louisiana Tech due to their quarter system. This is where really my interesting journey begins. My first year of college I was an engineering major and hated it. I almost flunked out my first quarter finishing with a 2.1 GPA. At that point I knew engineering was not the major for me.

I ended up changing my major to business management after my first quarter. After my 2nd quarter at tech I had to leave school for a quarter due to financial issues. I came back during the summer session and never looked back. Despite not selecting the right major and sitting out a quarter, I still was able to graduate with a business management degree in three years. After graduation I moved to West Texas where I am currently working in the oil field as a safety professional. I became part of BWR back in January of 2019 and it has been a wild and amazing ride. I wanted to get involved because I knew that the black community consistently has been overlooked when providing information about wealth.

So I wanted to create a platform that shows people that there are people out there that look like us doing amazing things financially. Not only did I want to highlight those people I also wanted people to learn thousands of ways in which they could take action to build generational wealth. I have also begun my investment investing journey in 2019 becoming a silent investor and I am curious to what the future holds.

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Jarred Spiller

Jarred Spiller

Bio: What’s good y’all it’s Jared. I was born in Richardson, Texas and moved to Ruston, Louisiana when I was young. I grew up in Ruston and attended Louisiana Tech University which was where I met David and Kelly and eventually would end up leading me to meet Jalen through my fraternity. I came across the book Rich Dad Poor Dad from a fraternity brother of mine (S/O Henry). And, after reading the book I was hooked on financial education. I always had an interest in money and my roommates and I were notorious for our money making schemes. But, after reading RDPD our mindsets changed forever. Fast forward one year later and while talking about our business plans and lack of support David and I start Black Wealth Renaissance as a passion project to raise awareness about financial literacy.

Fast forward another year and we’ve built a huge community dedicated to the education of our people. We’ve grown so much and continue to grow and I’m so happy for that because to me it means that we are reaching more people and hopefully helping more people, which was why we started. Personally, I use different micro-investing methods as of now while increasing my income to purchase my first property or househack. I’m currently going into my first tax season as a preparer and I’m studying for my notary exam in June.

I hope that you find this book to be helpful and insightful and if you need anything else feel free to reach out you know where to find Black Wealth Renaissance!

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