“I can give you this $50,000 or I can actually show you how to make this every single day,” says Spectacular Smith, the CEO of Adwizar Inc, in his latest YouTube ad.
“You may know me from the group Pretty Ricky, being on stage with Omarion, B2K, Chris Brown and all those guys, but now I make millions of dollars a year working from anywhere in the world and servicing clients form anywhere in the world,” he explains.
Great, now I’ve got the chorus from “Grind with Me” stuck in my head. Ugh.
But I am curious. It’s not every day a former boy bander interrupts the “gentle whispering in your ear ASMR” video you were watching (what?) and promises to teach you how to make $1.5 million a month.
So I’m gonna make like Kanye and let him finish. Then I’ll do some digging and find out how much he’s worth.
But before I do, here’s a case study you might enjoy. In it, my mentor and one of his students will walk you through simple, semi-passive income streams you can copy.
A great way to boost your own net worth
Back to Spectacular Smith. “So this is a brand new, simple, high-demand service that nobody knows about,” he claims.
“But before I get into that, let me tell you what this is not. This is not a four-year degree that’s gonna put you in tons of debt. This is not a get rich quick scheme. This is not too good to be true. And this does not require a huge amount of startup costs.”
Then he flashes his phone and shows a Shopify statement for over $408,763.67 that he supposedly just made “today,” and “you can too.”
Two things. One, if I pause the video and zoom in, the date he selected was July 22, 2018—so more than two years ago. Two, no. Nobody’s gonna make $400k in a month from whatever you’re about to train us on, Mr. Ricky. But please, carry on.
“I didn’t show you that to brag; I showed you that so you know exactly what’s possible,” he says.
“So if you’re tired of your 9 to 5 and you just wanna quit that, you tired of answering to a boss, if you wanna travel the world, do exactly whatchu wanna do when you wanna do it, if you want more time with your family or your friends you really care about, then all this is possible when you have an online business that will pay you from anywhere in the world.”
The ad ends with Spectacular cordially inviting everyone to check out a free training that’ll bring all the above to fruition.
Clicking through takes you to a webinar registration page. Upon attending, you’ll learn how to create a seven figure social media business in under two months even if you’re a drunk chimpanzee (I’m paraphrasing).
After suffering through that, you’ll be pitched one of three programs: Underground Accelerator (beginner), Entrepreneur MBA (intermediate), or Diamond Executive Coaching (advanced).
From the looks of it, you could spend tens of thousands of dollars investing in all three.
Spectacular Smith with T.I.
Look, I’m not gonna sugarcoat it: I’m not a fan of this dude’s marketing. If Hype had a hype man, it would be Spectacular Smith.
All he does is throw out obnoxious income claims and use his backstory and celebrity ties to entice you to spend a small fortune on his courses and coaching.
Don’t get me wrong, he’s a legit businessman. On top of Adwizar, which made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies a few years back, Spectacular invests in real estate and crypto, has made multiple TV appearances, does public speaking, even writes books.
So let’s get down to it. How rich is he? Right? That’s what you came here to find out.
Well, when you add it all up, according to Black Enterprise, Spectacular’s net worth is right around $65 million dollars.
That’s impressive, but bro, pump. the. brakes. on the hype.