Social media sensation and marketer Maaleak Wilbur is undeniably one of the world’s biggest personalities today who has the power to influence the minds, choices, and lifestyles of countless people. With over one million followers across all of his personal social media accounts and managing more than 50 million others on several platforms, he has become a force to be reckoned with online. For someone who grew up in the foster care system, lived in four different foster homes, three different residential homes, a couple of group homes, and went into the Witness Protection program, he was able to turn his life around and become a person of value through hard work.
Maaleak Wilbur was only four years old when he went into foster care. He grew up without a real family and learned to fend for things on his own in order to survive. Life was never perfect, but he managed to stay motivated to create a better life for himself. At eight years old, he fell in love with gaming. By the time he reached 12, he was able to successfully build a fanbase of 30,000 people on YouTube. That achievement, however, was short-lived as he had to go back to the system. His YouTube account eventually got hacked.
He found himself starting from the beginning. This time around, he was doing live content on Facebook. He generated an overwhelming following of 100k individuals simply by giving his audience relationship advice. His casual and lovable nature made him an instant hit, and the world fell in love with him. When he finally turned 18, Maaleak Wilbur explored several jobs in order to make ends meet. He spent a lot of time learning about trading and investing, and in a matter of time, he started to earn full-time from his social media and to invest his money in the Forex market.
To say that he is determined is an understatement. He simply survived life with style. Despite his challenging situation and with no family to give him love and support, Maaleak Wilbur managed to finish high school with high honors. He did not, however, attend his graduation because he had no family to witness it. He simply went about his day hustling, like it was another ordinary day in his life.
Maaleak Wilbur stands out from other influencers because of the compassion he extends to the plight of his followers regardless of their massive number. In consideration of their personal conflicts, he would give them encouraging advice on how to get past their situation without losing their inner peace. One of the biggest reasons why he worked so hard to establish his personal brand is so that he can tell people about his inspiring life story. He found the perfect platform to encourage young people today that they can achieve anything they put their minds to. By being a role model to the youth, he hopes to be able to make a difference in their lives.
The future is not promised to anyone, but Maaleak Wilbur promises to continue his personal advocacy of being a bringer of hope to those who are in the darkest season of their lives. He envisions himself evolving into a motivational speaker who travels the world to connect with as many audiences as he can. He is also considering writing a book about his life of being a successful YouTuber and entrepreneur.