Alex Jarbo was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.
As a youth he was a skilled magician, obsessed with learning the next magic trick to show off to his friends and family.
After high school, he felt that going the traditional route of College and University wasn't for him, so at the age of 18 years old he decided to joined the Marine Corps.
Although it was scary at first, he gradually felt more confident and comfortable with his decision to serve his country.
Over time, he was able to embody the core values of the Marines: Honor, Courage and Commitment,
He served for 4.5 years in the Marines from his station in Washington, DC and towards the end of his service, started to read books about real estate investing.