With a revolutionary multi-media communications platform, Julie Stav inspires and empowers people from all walks of life through her popular national radio show, “Tu Dinero con Julie Stav”; her New York Times bestselling books; and appearances on Univision Television as their on-air financial expert.
But there is more to Julie’s story than most people know.
Julie’s youth was marked by struggle. Her family’s life was totally upended the day Fidel Castro took control of the country. From a seemingly perfect life in her native Cuba, in which her father, a well to do factory owner, was forced into becoming the janitor of the factory he used to own.
Her parents made the painful decision to send Julie out of Cuba for the opportunity of a better life. Immediately upon being separated from her family, she was sent to an orphanage in Mexico and endured a difficult two-year separation from her family.
When Julie was finally reunited with her family in Los Angeles and enrolled in the Los Angeles Unified School District, it seemed like her troubling story’s happy ending had arrived. But Julie's struggle didn't end there.
She spoke no English and was unable to communicate successfully, so LAUSD classified Julie as mentally retarded.
Her father, however, knew Julie's potential and refused to let the school district’s label determine her fate. He encouraged her to persevere. Julie did and became wildly successful and has dedicated her life to empowering others and giving back. Read more about Julie here.
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