Born to deaf parents and growing up with seven siblings outside of Detroit, Annetta Powell was no stranger to confronting challenges. Before age 25, it became overwhelmingly clear that she wasn’t going to reach millionaire status by living paycheck to paycheck. That’s when she made an executive decision to walk away from her blue-collar position as a materials coordinator with Johnson Controls, and take the reins to secure a promising financial future. She purchased her first real estate property for $18,000 and turned a profit of $24,000. Since 2002, she has purchased, renovated, and sold more than 600 properties, totaling $50 million in sales.