Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Donald Trump’s “Original Apprentice,” Ricardo Bellino. A Brazilian serial entrepreneur, Donald Trump only gave him 3 minutes to pitch his business. He walked out of the room as the Donald’s partner.
The Brazilian serial entrepreneur Ricardo Bellino is an expert in doing “stone soups.” At the age of 21, without any money and with no influential friends in the fashion industry, he had the idea of bringing to Brazil Elite Models, the most prestige modelling agency in the world. Thanks to his attitude, enthusiasm and ability to sell his idea, he soon became partner of John Casablancas, the founder and CEO of Elite. The Brazilian branch of the celebrated agency has been a huge success since then and has revealed to the world some of the biggest names in the fashion world, such as the number one top model on the planet, Gisele Bündchen.
Bellino’s list of successful ventures also contains the Brazilian version of the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer a charity campaign created by the C.F.D.A (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and leaded by Ralph Lauren, to raise funds for breast cancer research. It is worth mentioning that, in Brazil, the campaign has been organized over the last 15 years, and has raised more than 40 millions of dollars for cancer research, mobilizing celebrities and media all over the country
Nowadays, Bellino is the Co-founder and Entrepreneur in Chief behind the School of Life, a Global Entrepreneurship Academy.
With this outstanding background, Bellino started writing books, in which he shares with the readers – marketing and students, managers, directors, business persons and professionals in general – his innovative vision and unique approach.
His world best seller book,”You Have 3 Minutes! Learn the Secrets of the Pitch from Donald Trump’s Original Apprentice” has been published in more than 10 countries, including Japan, Korea, Spain, Brazil and Russia, just to mention few and share the behind the scenes of the deal Bellino closed with Donald Trump in 3 minutes.