All right, look, everybody wants to know, like, two top things, all right? What are we doing with our hypercar?

Number one, okay?

And number two, how are we buying all these crazy ass cars? And why is the chicken business so good?

Mario mario taking this way too seriously. Doesn't realize we're going to get 20 views on this.

All right, guys, welcome back to the podcast tentative name. We're calling it chicken money. So that's why I put all this nice money right here on the table so that we could show that all this money is from the chicken business. Right? This is my business partner, edmund evan Bersegen. Or you guys know him as Monday the reckless maniac driver on YouTube. You might not recognize him today because he got a special haircut just for this video.

Very nice. Yeah. I asked for the Top Gun look I got you. It doesn't work as Top Gun. He starts cutting my hair, and then he never faces me towards the mirror because he always knows, like, I'm like, super picky. I'm like, you're going too high, too high. So he has me facing away, and then he's, like, cutting it. He starts shaving, and then he, like, steps back to look at it, and he starts cracking, though. This isn't good. He's like, listen, I know you asked for Top Gun, but I think I gave you 80s porn stuff. Whatever. I don't know what I'm going to do. I have a date tonight.

Yeah, she might either not go on a date with you or she might fall in love with you. Like, one of the two options there. All right, look, everybody wants to know, like, two top things, all right? What are we doing with our hypercar?

Number one, okay?

And number two, how are we buying all these crazy ass cars? And why is the chicken business so good? Those are the two topics that I.

Want to talk about.

Well, it's like two and a half things.


All right, so first let's talk about the hypercar. I already kind of touched on it, and I basically let them know, hey, it's just a really bad time for us because we have been working on this hypercar project for three years now. COVID, obviously in Italy set us back because they completely shut down.

It's a multitude of things. It was COVID we had the wrong chassis at first. We were building it on alfa romeo chassis. Then we decided to build our that.

Was the right chassis at the time.

Okay, right.

So the problem is that once I spent all that money on that chassis, we really limited ourself with the windshield slope. We committed to this, like, weird looking alfred armayo windshield. And then when chrysler, whoever owns alfa romeo now decided to end production of the four C, it really eliminated the ability to get those chassis in the future.


So, like, that's part of the reason why we had to go to our own chassis.

Why don't we just reveal image of the car?

You should just put an image of the car just so we could call it out. Like, hey, we we created this shit two years ago.

No, no, four years ago. No.

Yeah, it's like four years ago, 2000. This was our design.

Four years ago, we'll release version one because the new design has gotten better.

I mean, did you tell him why it got better?

Yeah, because I stepped in. So I was all, Houston first. He designed a stupid car. I was like, Listen, it's not a race car. Enough. So Houston has a very different taste.

But there's two versions of the car. You have the wira, and then you have the BC. I'm not a BC guy.

I feel like you're a koenig sig. You were like, ccx guy.

I like the Rs, but I don't really want to own the Rs because I like driving the car and I like taking my wife and my kids.

You've changed, though. So before, when we first started building this car, you wanted the 1600 hp.

No, I still want it to have 1600 horsepower. I just don't want it to look like it has 1600 horsepower.

And I want 1000 driver's car.

You want it to look like it has 5000 hp?

No, it to look like a pagani.

1600 canards. I need 1600 canards. I want canard on every I need this car to look like a Test rosa all over the place.

Sorry, I don't want to say I want it to look like a pagani because I don't. I want it to look like a huira R, which is like the car you guys are familiar with. Right. But the car looks very different than any other car. You guys just saw the picture of it. Let us know what you think of it. We also have not agreed on the name of the car.

Correct. It's currently Rain, which is my daughter's middle name. It should have been her first name, but me and my wife thought about.

It a little bit.

R-A-Y-N-E-I feel like it's a cool name, even.

Name the car after thunderstorms.

That's the problem. Originally, it was called the ragnarok.

Yeah, that was a dumb.

I love that name because it's Swedish. It's got, like, viking to it.


It's very powerful. They actually called the Jessica I'm from.

Sweden by the ragnarok under production.

Before they released the name, they had.

A trademark on it, right?

No, I bought the trademark from this guy. Well, I leased the Trademark. There's a tire company, some weirdo dude in Tennessee, he has a tire called the ragnarok. I'm like, you literally named your tire.

After an explosion and he trademarked that? Yes.

So I paid him $5,000.

You got the trade.

And he said I could use the trademark. And then koenig said there was, like, some thing with manny Cushman. He said ragnarok on a post. And I was like, whoa. What the f? Like, what's going on? So I called all the people that I knew, and they said that, yeah, the code name for the Jessica is ragnarok. I said, Well, I called the guy that leased the trademark from, and I was like, yo, what's going on? And I was in Italy. I was literally driving through what's the mountain range from where I went to monaco from emmanuel's house. He lives right outside Milan and turin. It's right in the middle. So our designer for the car. So I'm leaving his house in Italy, and I get a call. Someone's saying this manny cushman thing. I call everybody, and I'm driving through that. I don't know. I'm just going to call him the front the Italian mountains for now. But I called the trademark guy, and I'm like, I gave you five grand to use it. He's like, I didn't say you could exclusively use it. I said, what the fuck is the point of a trademark?

Do any of the trademark to them?

No. Yeah, that's what he said. He said he let him use it too. And I said, you can't do that. I literally gave you $5,000. So I was the only person to use a trademark. Yeah, and I was like, do you understand the word trademark? I literally said in the definition means I'm the only one allowed to use.

It, especially everybody in the field of automotive.

And I told him, I said, Especially what would be not my competitor, but like the exact same kind of car. A Hypercar with crazy horsepower and all this stuff. So it, like, ruined my I was in monaco. I was like, gambling. I'm just spending all this money. I'm like, so depressed.

I'm like, oh, my God, this is over. You decided to go from a shit name to an even more shit name.

Thanks for calling my daughter's middle name.

No, listen, that's your niece, okay? I love you, daughter. She's the best.

That whole thing situated, so we don't have a name at the moment. The Rain is a cool name, but I really don't want to name it after her right now. It doesn't really reflect on her personality either. If we named it monroe, it'd be more fitting, to be honest with you.

My other daughter, we named this business the restaurant after you. All right? It was houston's. Hot chicken or mouse? Hot chicken.

Texas hot chicken.

Yeah, it's hhc Texas hot chicken. Texas or Texas.

So I was talking with kurt because he's from Texas.

I know. Yeah. He was like, Texas.

Texas. I'm like, all right, whatever. Let's just call Texas hot chicken.

All right.

We can just do both.

All right.

Some places will have an N. Some place will have an S. Awesome.

I'm surprised, like, how we make so much money.

Honestly, guys, let me enlighten you on something. It's very simple. In the world to make money, all.

You need is just a fantastic recipe and a little bit of marketing, right?

Honestly, I swear.

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This is real talk. I am beyond impressed with the amount of people that have been coming out with these ponzi schemes and these like, the Dan lesn, okay, now, I don't know if you guys are familiar. This is the guy that I purchased the lfa from. So I knew Dan had some shady stuff going on forever. He's this 21 year old kid with all these crazy hypercars. He's a son of a Russian billionaire, doesn't speak Russian. Kind of like I don't really understand that part. I asked him one time if he spoke Russian. He's like, no. And then he has this small house in New Jersey that was not a billionaire's house.

It was like, you showed me this. It was like a 4000 square foot.

House, like regular house, like $800,000. And then all of his addresses were po. Boxes. So it's like, okay, there's obviously funny business going on here, right? So it's just funny because a lot of these guys are going to start coming out now. With the economy going down, the recession, you can only keep up a scam so much, right? Just like all these crypto platforms, how they keep folding and folding and folding. Like celsius and all these other companies have all this money layoffs and this and that. But I was thinking the other day, I was like, the car world is filled with scumbags. And it's so easy. Guys that are over leveraged, way over leveraged. It's so easy. For a guy like Dan lesn, literally probably had like 500 cars, minimum. Not at one time, but through the years.

Got it.

And so I buy this. He calls me on this lfa, and it has a flood title. He bought it back from his insurance. It got flooded in the hurricane in New York. He buys it back from his insurance. And the story goes is that he told the insurance that it was a nuremberg car. And so he pursued them over the value for like X amount of extra money. I don't know how much.

Like an extra 600k?

No, 1.2 million extra. So they paid out 700, because on his insurance, it was stated $695,000 stated value. Right? So when you have a big expensive car, they don't give you actual cash value. They give you a set amount of money because those cars go like this, right? So an F 50 could be 3 million today and 5 million tomorrow. Just one goes sell at auction and it's completely worth a different value.

Makes sense.

So they state the value, which was AIG. So I sent him the money for this car and I paid 360,000, I think, right? I drove the car. I put a couple of thousand miles on it. I cleaned it up.

Yeah. asshole. Houston, I just want to see what it sounds like. I promise I won't do anything, but just don't look at my instagram.

Literally. edmund has a rule never to drive any of my cars again because he just pushes them to the max. I've driven his cars. I've never even, like, in the bentley. I took the bentley for like two days and I cleaned it. I kept everything out. I didn't let my daughters wear shoes.

In the back, diaper in the back seat.

Clean diaper.

Okay. Diaper in the back seat.

Yeah, I used it to wipe the dust off.

Okay. Yeah.

So anyways, I buy this car for 360 and the title doesn't come. The title doesn't come? The title doesn't come. Cars here, no title. Six months go by, no title. And I'm thinking like, damn, he got me, too. I knew this was going to happen, but honestly, I thought, if I leveraged kind of like I don't want to say my popularity, but if I leverage my credibility in the car business, why would he screw me over when I have such a big voice, correct?


I get when you screw someone over because they're naive or they don't look at the paperwork, right, or something like that. But don't screw over the person has the biggest voice that could ruin your reputation, right? So I call him and he's man.

He'S so good con artist.

He is so talented. Like, literally the most talented people are con artists. So it's crazy. So he sends me screenshots and he like edits to things and they're like portions of little text and emails from president of AIG. And this person, this person, basically what he did was, in my opinion, I don't have fact, but he basically took the full check from the insurance, said he was going to give the car and not buy it back. Right? Then sold it to me. AIG is looking for the car. That's why I don't have the title. Right? The bank got paid off because he had a loan on it. Which Russian billionaire. Why do you have a loan on your car?


Come on, man.

Plus on a ten year old car?

Like, not only that, he had a loan of $590,000, so it's almost like 90% loan to value, which is ridiculous, right? leveraging your cars is no problem, but when you're doing it to the fullest extent, it's a little weird. Okay, so I'm thinking, okay, cool. Now AIG is calling me. where's his car at? where's his car? That's my car, man.

Your business.

I sent the money. It doesn't matter. This is my car. I'm not doing nothing to it. So I drive it, drive it, drive it. And one day, I don't hear from him for like, a month, and I'm.

Like, all right, whatever.

I'm screwed, right? I'm going to start parking this lfa out. I wonder how much his engine is worth. One day, the title came in the mail. Literally just showed up in the mail, and I immediately sold it.

Because you made a nice profit on it.

Yeah, I sold it for 525.

You know why you made a nice profit on it?

Because of your video.


Because the guy that bought it doesn't follow you. That's why.

That's why I thought I made a video. And everyone felt back in low with lfa. No, that wasn't the day you got a virus.

That wasn't the case. The point of this story, it's so easy to make money in the world because there's so many people willing to spend money, right? So, like, with our chicken business or with the car business, like renting cars or with your previous businesses? I mean, let's talk about that in a second. There's so many people willing to take part in new business now. The two of us have no ill intentions, and I wouldn't scam anybody if my life depended on it, because I can't remember what happened for lunch. So if I lied to you guys, I would never remember it. That's number one thing about Houston is I forget everything.

Kind of my issue, too.

Yeah, it's actually your issue. That's why these franchisees were calling me asking about these signs about ten minutes ago.

Yeah, we changed the sign package. It looks a lot better now, but.

I forgot to tell everybody I sent an email.

I just I messed up because I hit reply instead of reply. So, yeah, the sign guy got the email, but not the nobody else. Anyway, it's been resolved.

So in your first businesses, right? I know a lot of people. You actually made business vlogs, which is when we first started becoming friends, I was so involved. I love those videos. I wanted to do them with you because it's like, for the longest time, nobody still really nobody in the car industry, that's car focused talks about their.

Business, how they made it, how they.

Made their money, or how they continue to make money.

The issue for me at the time, this was like, four years ago. This was before podcast, really. Right. This type of video was not in. I was getting, like, 12,000 views. And then if I did a donut somewhere like downtown La 100,000. Yeah, exactly. Like, all right, I'll stop doing the podcast stuff.

I won't teach anybody real life skills. I'll show them how to be morons.

Good plan. Initial plan of my channel. Because I would always get these dms, like, hey, what book do you recommend? Or how'd you make it? blah, blah, blah. I would get these dms on instagram. So then I started thinking about it. Because my biggest influence is my father. I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for him. And all the life lessons he taught help me. So I thought, if I make a YouTube video where yeah, I have, like, 1015 minutes of just, like, hooning around, doing stupid things. But then at the end of every video, I give some business advice.


Right. Then it can really help out the youth. So I started doing that. Like, my first few videos was exactly that. And then you look at your algorithm, starts talking. Maybe they don't want it, but yeah. So how to make a successful business? We'll get to the chicken business. Because this is like a lot of.

People need to know this, but no one understands that you're not from America, right?

You can't tell from my accent.

I can't tell from your accent. I could tell by looking at your face.

I love my face. I was born in Tehran, Iran. My parents are armenian. All our ancestors are armenian. So I'm 100% armenian. But about 400 years ago, my ancestors moved from armenia to Iran. So I'm persian armenian. My dad was 24 when he had me. My mom was 20. They got married super young. They got married two years before that. My dad was a super hard worker. My business etiquette ethics. Ethics. I mess up my word sometimes. Now you can tell I'm a foreigner. So I learned it all from him. So when he was 14, he dropped out of school. He started working at a mechanic shop. And when he was 16, he worked, like, crazy. Long hours. In Iran, there's a lot of farmers. It was a mechanic shop. Like a machine shop? Machine shop. Fix broken engines, essentially.

Generators, engines. Things to help you correct. Like tools.

Yes. So farmers in Iran, this is, like, back in the 80s, early 80s or late seventy s one of those. Their water pumps, if they broke down, their crop would die. Right? That was it. So they would lose tons of money. So they would drop off their water pumps whenever it broke. Sometimes they would drop him off at, like, 05:00 p.m.. The store closes at 05:00 p.m.. So my dad would stay overnight. He would fix them, give it to the farmer in the morning so he could go, you know, irrigate his farm. And the farmers would always like, tip him extra money for that. Like, thanks for helping us out. So that's what my dad started doing from 14 to 16. At 16, he became like the manager, essentially had the keys to the place. He made a lot of money, saved up all that money. When he was 18, he opened up his own and he got married at 22. So he built this is like Iran back in days. He had a brand new BMW. So I guess that's where I got my car. Thanks for people over there have Paycons. Like, you haven't even heard of a paycom, but imagine it's like a plastic bucket Hyundai or a kia with a propane powered, like 50 hp, like a.

Go card engine, a go cart engine and a Honda.

Yeah, so he has that. And he had a doubts and pickup brand new as well. He built a house. He built a three storey house from the ground up. So he was doing really well. He was a foreigner too, right? So, I mean, there is like some racism over there, right? Because we're Christian and Iran is a Muslim country, so there's some tension there. Then he had me, I was like six months old. And then one day he's at work, this military van just pulls up, grabs and tosses him in. You got to go to war. It's the Iran Iraq war. So my dad's like, I just had a baby. Christians generally back in those days for front lines. Front line, yeah. Right? dispensable. So my dad bribed the general. He gave him $50,000 to month, which is persian money. I don't know how much that is. Maybe that's like $5,000 back then, or $10,000, I have no idea. Gives that to him, he says, $31. Yeah. Now today, now it's literally like $3. But back then it was worth some money. So he gives it to the general. He says, hey, give me a week off.

Let me go say bye to my wife, my kid. He just has newborn. And then I'll come back to the army. I was like, okay. So within that week, gives his business, his house, his cars, everything, to his brother, his younger brother, who's my uncle. And we fled to Turkey on donkeys. Not even a horseback through the mountains.

Like the slowest animal ever.

But if we got caught, we would have been executed.


And my dad had no jewelry, nothing less than $300. Because if he went there with money so if he sold his business, took money to this new life, the smugglers would have killed us off and robbed us, right? So that was the thing. So we went to Turkey with like, no money. And then we had an aunt, my dad's aunt mom's sister lived in Sweden. It was like the only family we knew that was like, outside of Iran and armenia. So we decided, let's go to Sweden. Went to Norway actually, as refugees. And then the aunt's husband drove from Sweden to Norway to a neighboring they share the same border. Picked us up, took us to Sweden. My dad started working for him as a chef. He owned a pizzeria. Okay. So my dad got involved in that business. So went from mechanic to Melbourne chef, italian chef. It was Italian. pizzeria. Six months later he saved up money. He opened up a cafe shop of sorrento.

That's cool.

Yeah. He had to sing for Italian names. Okay.

Are the greatest races.

The first restaurant was palermo.

Oh, nice.

The second one, the cafe shop was sorrento. I have one memory from sorrento where it got robbed one day. Like stole everything in Sweden. In Sweden? Yeah.

So weird, right?

It was like in downtown osala as well.

But like Sweden, you think it's one of the safest places in the world.

And the one thing I remember from that is the robbers footprints on the door. So it was a door and then on top of the door it was glass. So he busted through the glass. But anyway, he climbed up. That's like my very early memory from like when I was like three years old.

That's funny.

And then he opened up another restaurant called Palm Springs.

Very nice. There's a trend here.

The funny thing about trend here did.

Your dad look at a map and maybe just name all the restaurants?

I'm actually going to post a picture. I'll put a picture right now. Mario, this is from the early ninety s. Okay. So there's Palm Springs. He's out of like palm trees. So he had this like painting of like Hawaii coconut trees, not knowing. Palm Springs in California. Desert. Yeah. No ocean, nothing. So that was always a funny joke. Whenever my dad and I came to the Us for the first time to visit in like 94, palm Springs went to Palm Springs and my dad was like, oh shit, that restaurant, Palm Springs. That's when I have some of the best memories of my life. It was on a highway right next to a farm. So I grew up on a farm in Sweden and then we decided to move here to the Us. It was too cold in Sweden it snows like six, seven months out of the year. It's depressing during winter time. The coolest thing about Sweden is during winter it's warm. No, any nordic country, you have nordic lights. During summertime, the sun never sets. It's like dusk all day. No, not all day. The sun is literally out until midnight. And then from like two to 04:00 a.m. It's dusk, but it doesn't get dark.

Right. You can still see. And then the sun comes out up at 04:00 in the morning. And it's the exact opposite in the winter during winter hours of sunlight. Yeah, literally like three, four or 5 hours of sunlight. That's why Sweden has some of the highest suicide. Suicide? Yeah. There's a lot of alcoholics there because of depression. That's why we have great musicians, because all we do is all they do now, we but all they do is, like, stay inside and DJ all day, and that's all they can do. They can't go out and play sports during winter time.

That's crazy.


We take it for granted, America, how easy everything is here. We have a lot of problems, but our problems are 99% based on the media. Right. We don't have, essentially weather issues where it's like some dramatic thing. We have most places, four Seasons, you get some diversity. All the roads are pretty nice. A lot of the problems that we have all around the world, we don't have here.

You know what the biggest thing was for me when I moved from Sweden to the Us. In the Us. Sex is like shunned upon. So if you're watching a movie and there's, like, sex scenes in it, it's rated Ma. But if there's, like, gun violence, it's pg 13.


It's no big deal. Crazy. Maybe even pg. In Sweden, it's the exact opposite. In Europe, it's the exact opposite sex. No problem. Rated G. No problem. There's a gun involved? No, it's like, rated R. That's crazy. Yeah, it's the exact opposite over here.

Look, you won't have to go on this topic, but you're giving kids the notion of all the gun stuff early on in the video games. I mean, it's just we're doing it the wrong way. Guns are a cultural thing in America, right? Most cultural issues are caused by the media because they exploit them. I'm super progun, but I'm really pro education, right? So my view is that you educate this moron, okay?


I've never been around anybody who's fired.

Ak in the air like this.

Oh, my God. I literally flew under my hummer. I was like, Where do you think those bullets go, edmunds? They come back down.

I was like, oh, do you go to space?

My kids know how to use them. Not like we don't go shooting, right? They're a little too young for shooting. They don't have the strength, but they know where to put them, not to touch them. All that stuff. I don't know. I'm just really pro educational on that.

Stuff, and I want to go to.

But yeah, no, it's crazy how culturally we're different from all over the world, right? And so my point is, you grow up in Sweden, you learn all these new things. You come over here.

This was a whole new life for me, coming here.

Whole new life. And it actually happened to your dad, the same. So go back to that story. When your dad came over to America, the same exact thing happened. He sold all his businesses to his brother.

So my dad had been talking about moving to America for a couple of years. So my mom. My sister and myself, we moved here first to do the paperwork, hire a lawyer, do the immigration work and all that stuff. And then once we got approved, my dad was going to move over. So that took some time. So the aunt's husband, the same guy that took us in, was having an affair with a Norwegian girl. Jesus had a baby with this Norwegian girl. No one knew about it. My dad's cousin over here, my dad is in the process of selling the business. And then my dad's cousin younger cousin over here passes away from cancer. No one knew about it. The family just kept it to themselves. She was younger. She was a 21 year old girl. My dad was very close to her in Iran. They were like she was like, you know, she was very small. She was like, I don't know, maybe like, ten years old. He raised her, essentially, so they were very close. And then when that happened, he had like, a stroke. My mom told him over the phone, he collapsed.

He had this thyroid issue. After that, he lost all this weight. He became like, £100. It was crazy. Anyway, so my dad had to come to the Us. Right? He couldn't wait over there to sell the business. So this guy, the aunt's husband, said, you go, I'll sell the business, I'll send you the money. Cool. He was, like, right in the middle of selling the business too. He already had a buyer, but he didn't want to wait like an extra two, three, four weeks, whatever it was going to be. So he moves here to the Us. We didn't have much. We lived in an apartment. My mom had, like a 1991 corolla Six. Yeah. And then it had a it had cruise control on my car. That's like an option. It was, like, a big deal. So then this guy takes the money and flees. No one hears from this guy.

Mike, you told me that you actually saw him, like, 20 years later.

Yeah, yeah, so we can get to that. The guy takes my dad's money, takes all the money, leaves. And my dad, we were, like, really well off in Sweden. We were, like, upper middle class. And then over here, he starts working for $4 an hour as a pizza delivery guy. So just imagine that lifestyle, right? So doing really well in Iran, starting at zero in Sweden and then moving here and having to start from zero again.

Well, doing really well in Sweden.

Doing really well in Sweden. Moving and moving here.

Yeah, it's like it's crazy. And America is the worst place to start fresh because if you don't speak the language that's what I'm saying. It's very difficult because we're essentially very picky with people that are foreigners.


I mean, most countries are, right?

And then one day, some guy just offered him a position as a tow truck driver. He's like, can you drive trucks? Yeah, I can drive trucks. I can do this. He's like, okay, cool. So it's aaaa company. It's funny stories. Yeah. The guy, the owner of the business was persian, so they had some connection that way. The guy hires my dad, gives him a call and says, go to this address. My dad has no idea any direct sense of direction in La because he hasn't been here. So he opens up the Thomas guy and starts looking like, where the am I supposed to go? Anyway? He's like 30 minutes later to college on father's place. But he does that for like six, seven months. And then when we moved here to the Us. Every army not on the Y, there were like 1000 families. There's probably only like 50 armenians left in Sweden now. 50. All of us decided to move to the Us at the same time. And between 95 and 97, like, we all migrated here.

That's cool.

Yeah. So we're like, we're still very close to Swedish armenians. So one of my father's employees, her name is remik, armenian lady, divorced, two daughters. She gave my dad a $20,000 loan. At the time, dad had no money. She gave him $20,000 loan at 20% interest. Pre high interest.

Very nice.

Right back then. That's good. Yeah. Gave my dad a loan so my dad could go buy a tow truck. About a used 1991 isuzu nrr nice? It's the same one we have. Yeah, we have like a newer one. He bought the older one, we bought that. He started towing cars, went to all the junkyards again, armenian community. Went to all the Armenian junkyard owners and said, hey, I've got this truck. Can I tow your cars? You start towing cars for $25 each one. And then the Good Towers were like, $50. All right. If you double up, it's like 80. So every Saturday, my dad would pick me up when I was eleven years old, and he'd take me to work with him and I would help him out. It's like my bonding town with my father. And he started talking about so I've told x amount of cars, this is how much we made today. How many more cars do we need to tow? Like, what distance do we need to tow? Because we charge by the mile or hour, whatever it is, to make our nuts for the day. So he gave me a lot of business lessons early on.

So, like, as an eleven year old kid, I would, you know, do the math. You know, if we get a toad at fontana, we do this and then pick up from there, you go to like, Cardina and this and that, you know, make the $300 for the day. Business started doing well. My dad my dad's like a really he was a really hard worker. And then within a year, he paid off the loan and he bought his second truck right at the time. Everyone else, it was like a bunch of like, in this area, there's a bunch of mom and pop, tow, truck operators, armenian men that had one truck, and all the trucks were named after himself. My dad was like, several tone, and it was like ros McDonald and all those. Anyway, so my dad was like, I'm going to buy a second truck. And then everyone's like, you're crazy. You're going to bankrupt yourself. Because he's going to go buy a brand new truck, have a big payment. They're like, you can't survive. How are you going to get the business? My dad's like, If I get a second truck, I'll get the business.

The business will come. So he bought a second truck. Then he started walking around to all the other junkyards, and, hey, I have a second truck. Now, whenever you call, I'll have a truck available, so you don't have to wait a day, two or three for someone to go pick up your car. So he started getting more calls. Second truck was busy. Bought a third and bought a fourth. Bought a fifth. So I learned from my dad, you know, take risks. Right.


You'll do well. Business always rewards the bold.

Yeah, 100%.

And at this point, I'm 22 years old. I'm going to college. uc. irvine for pharmacy school. I was getting into pharmacy school. It got accepted, and then the eight recession hit. Dad's business took a crap. Really, dude. So gas prices in eight that's true. They were from $2 a gallon to.

Like, four or five, right?

Five. It was like, 550 in California. And then people lost their jobs. So if someone needed a tow, they would literally call their friend that had a pickup truck, and they would tie a rope from one car to the other, and, like, they would tow themselves. Right. So Dad's business was doing terrible. We had a line of credit. We were, like, maxed out on line of credit. So I said, I'll take a year off. I'll help my dad out. Because, again, my dad had a language barrier. Did you do repos or no at the time? No.

No. But did you get into that?


So that helps. I mean, obviously there's a lot of business.

There isn't. I got a gun pulled on me a few times.

Oh, very nice.

I started working for him, I got to say. chp contract. Metro Freeway Service Patrol. A. And the first year went from struggling five to thriving twelve trucks. I was like, I see potential here. This could be a good business. I want to be a pharmacist to open up a chain of pharmacies. But I never saw myself in a white coat. Right.

I was very busy in school to manufacture denim.

I got this fastener hear I'm a backtrack a bit. My first job was 16. I worked at McDonald's, worked the drive through line. I wanted a car. My dad wouldn't buy me a car. I said, dad, if I get a job he said, you're not responsible. I said, if I get a job, am I responsible? He's like, yeah, okay. Go down the street to McDonald's. First place I fly. Get the job. Like, $5 an hour, minimum wage.

Got a car.

I started working Friday and Monday. I had a brand new car.


I was like, okay, I quit.

I got this job.

I worked in McDonald's for two weeks. And then I got a job at Best Buy. And my paychecks at Best Buy were like, trash. I was making, like, $250.

It's so funny. I worked at Best Buy, too. That was my first job.

We were very similar.

My first job was Best Buy. That's how I started my little business, Mountain tvs. Because I would sell them a TV, and then Best Buy charge, like, one $200 a mountain.

I was like, oh, $500.01 week. I worked a lot. I got a $300 paycheck. And then I took that Paycheck and about three gucci bags. They were $99 each from China. About three of them flipped them on ebay. It was like 250 each. So I turned 300 to 750. This is nice.

I was smart.


And then I bought seven. I flipped 21 and then just flip, flip, flip. Eventually, at the very last stage, I would buy containers from China and then gucci, actually. Those bastards. They contacted ebay that I was selling replicas, and they shut down my ebay account. I had a bunch of money in paypal. That's how I get paid. They froze my paypal account, and all the money went to gucci. Anyway, that was terrible. But anyway, I went to school after that. Started go to school. And then I helped my dad out up to twelve trucks. And then from there, I saw potential. So I decided, I'm not going to pharmacy school. I'll help my dad out. And three years after that, we were up to, like, 25 trucks. And then I decided to branch off on my own. Sorry. edmondstone, of course.

So creative.

Yeah. By the way, when I worked at my dad's place, I worked seven days straight. The only time I would take off was Saturday night. So we had this, like, really cool warehouse, 10,000 square foot warehouse. upstairs, I built a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, shower. So I lived at work downstairs, where the office is. The only time I would take off was Saturday night. So Saturday night, I'd go out, hang out with my friends. I never really enjoyed my twenty s. I was always working every party. I never had a party scene.

That's why you hear 35 years old.

Partying every night, whatever it was, in.

Excess of 400 in the morning last night.

Sunday morning, I'd get back to work. Work all the way until Saturday afternoon. And then I'd take off. But I did that for seven years. So then I took off when I was like 26 years old. I decided to do my own sorry, edmunds Towing. And then just started popping up all these new locations all over the place. I had one in Santa Cruz and one in Sun Valley. Two in labec, one in La puente. And then that's when the business really took off. We went from 20 ish trucks to five locations. 52 trucks. And I stuck in the automotive industry. I had two nap auto care centers, repair shops. I had a hearse run, a car. I had a tire shop. So it was all in automotive. Doing really well. And then my father passed away. He had a heart attack. That was a big shift in my life. The day it happened. I think I've told you the story. I got lasik. So we had a huge party at my house and lasik eye surgery party at my parents house. lasic eye surgery. I couldn't see anything. And then my dad never drank.

But when we had friends and family over, make a toast. So this night, he made two toast shots. That's it. barbecuing outside. And then my dad goes upstairs. He's like, I don't feel well. My shoulder is getting numb. Can you rub me my sunglasses on? I can't see anything. That's like, pitch dark. So I started rubbing him, teasing my dad. I'm like, Come on, get your shit together. You had two shots and you already drunk, you lightweight amateur. And then I go back to my room, blah, blah, blah. Relatives leave. I fall asleep. And then my dad starts complaining to my mom, like, I really don't feel well. Let's go to the hospital. So my mom says, okay, let me drive you. They walk downstairs and my dad collapses. And I'll never forget the terror in my mom's voice. And she was, like, shouting my name. So I wake up, I rush down, super blurry vision. If anyone's had laser, you know exactly what it's like. Like 6 hours after surgery. You can see, but not really. I see my dad. I started giving him a cpr. His tongue is down his throat to pull his tongue out.

He comes back to life for like, a second. And then when he fell, he hit the alarm and pulled the alarm down. There's like sirens blaring in the house. Arms on the phone with 911. I'm trying to talk to them. Ambulance come like three minutes, four minutes later, whatever the hell it's called, put the thing on him, shock him back to life, and like, his pulse would come and leave. But hey, my dad my superhero, right? Yeah, it's like it's my superman. It's just a fucking heart attack. Go to the hospital. Everything's going to be fine. So we're in the waiting room, and then nurse comes and asks my mom, like, what was his date of birth? Sorry, where was he born? Place of birth? Then it hits my mom my mom was like, Why are you asking that, mom? I just want to know. So doctor comes in a few minutes later and he's like, sorry to say he didn't make it. And still in shock. It doesn't register.


Right. Your dad does not pass away when you're, like, 27 years old. I'm like, Doctor, what does it mean he didn't make it? Didn't make it tonight. Like, you have to change shifts. My mind is all over the fucking place. He he passed away. And then, yeah, that's when my life, like, really changed. And my mind just, like, took my mom and my sister and then I, you know, told him everything's gonna be okay. And then I stepped into, like, the father role. And my sister was young. My sister was, like, 24 years old. Just about to start law school. My mom was young too. My mom's 47. Anyway, so my dad and I worked hand in hand at the towing business. Every Christmas we work together. Every New Year's. We work together. You know, we'd give our employees time off. And, like, some of the employees that were, like, single want to work, they would work. The ones that had families want to take off, they would go. And we would run the night shift because our business was 365.47. So then he passed away in October, october 12, that New Year's. I was working towing.

And then I told this guy's car, and then my dad had towed him. My dad was like, this greater than life. Everyone loved my father at his funeral, like, 5000 people. It was insane. All the forest lawn was like, shut down. My dad helped so many people. I'll tell a story later, just like, his generosity. So I'll get to them now, I guess. My mom's cousin, her husband passed away from cancer. And then they were struggling. He had a really cool car. integra, nice, yellow, completely riced out. Okay, super riced out. But that was his passion, right? He worked on the car. Was like, yellow and tear and all that loud ss exhaust rims dropped, like fast. And the furious car. He was supposed to pass that car down to his younger son, who's my cousin. And then the mom had to sell that car to pay the bills. And then when my dad found out, he went to the dealership, bought her a car, put it on the tow truck, took it to her house, called her and said, hey, got your car. You could go to work now. blah, blah, blah. I didn't know about this.

No one knew about this. My dad wouldn't tell anyone. I found out about this for my cousin, and I guess my dad had told them, like, don't tell anyone. I found out about this through my cousin after my father passed away. The week of. Everyone tells stories, bunch of different stories like this. Anyway, so people love my dad.

So basically, you had full responsibility.

It's New Year's. I'm telling this guy's. Car for aaa in Sun Valley. And then we started talking, and then, what are you doing for Christmas? blah, blah, blah, for New Year's, guy just got in an accident. And then I told him. And then my father just recently passed away. I recognized his name as cebo Towing. I was working for that company that day. sebo had told my car, like, ten years ago, but he remembered my father from, like, back in the day. He was a very funny guy. blah, blah. Anyway, so at that point, I decided I need to sell everything I do in this business. It just reminds me of my father. I had to put on a strong suit. So my mom is the dumbest thing I ever did. I thought, if I pretend I'm like an iron wall, no emotions, don't grieve that my mom and my sister will feel like there's a man in the house, right? But because of that, I never grieved. But I let my mom and my sister grieve. Till this day, I still struggle with it's been, like, eight years, but I still struggle with it.

I haven't accepted it.

Maybe you should go to therapy.

I should, yeah. It doesn't help a little too late. If anyone this is my advice. If anyone has, like, a family member that passes away, take the time off from work. Deal with it, breathe, soak it in. Learn to accept it. And then anyway, so I decided to sell the business. I said I'm going to sell for I'm going to keep my latest one, which is in La puente. And then one day I'm reading the newspaper. This is in 2015. 2015 just turned 2015. The oil market had crashed. The barrel was like, $32 a barrel. Banks weren't giving out any loans for guys that want to buy oil fills. So it was like, all cash transactions. And they were they were oilfields were trading for super cheap because the price of a barrel was so low. So I was like, Maybe I'll get in the oil business, buy one. Why not, right? So let me sell four. I'll keep one. I'll try this oil thing out. Because, remember, at this point, I've been working every day forever. Forever. My entire 20s, I've been working at edmunds Tony. I had a mobile home in the back that I would leave.

I went there. Three bedroom mobile home, double stacked the back mobile home park, freaking trailer park.

Trash sachi a mobile home. You guys ever seen those pictures of the bugatti parked at the mobile home? That was when I visited edmund.

Basically, that was my life, right? I had the mobile home inside the tow yard. So I was like, Listen, I need to enjoy my life a bit. I need to take some time off. And it reminds me too much of my father. I need to go and enjoy life so the thought of getting mailbox checks, oil filled in Oklahoma, I get checks. I don't have to work. It was, like, the greatest thing in the world for me. So that it. Took off, did a few flips on them, and then I sold the other Tone company, and I started going to Europe for the first time, taking quarter million dollar vacations. Yeah, those are fun. I went backpacking. And it was a funny thing. I went backpacking when I sold the business. So I called my friend Rob, my best friend. I'm used to working. Like, waking up at 05:00 in the morning, but now I slept in. It's like 02:00. I wake up, call Rob. I'm like, hey, Rob, I want to go have lunch. 33 years free time. No, I was 28. He's like, I'm at work. I forgot. I told my cousin when I go to lunch, he's like, I'm not worried.

I was like, you know what? Fuck this. Yeah, I took the next flight out, like, literally next day, went backpacking in Europe. I thought I'll go find myself super. Like, cheap. No five star nothing. I'll stay at hostels. I'll find chickens. I'll pluck them.

I'll kill them. I'll start a fire.

I'm thinking Europe, like, in the forest somewhere. That lasted, like, two days.

That lasted about two minutes.

Yeah. So two days. I never found the chicken. But I'm in a hostel. There's, like, ten rooms sharing one bathroom, and then this, like, Indian guy curry explosion in the bathroom. I was like, fuck this. I can't do this.

Where'S the ritz carlton?

Yeah. The rest of the on my trip was all five star hotels.

That's called backpacking, right? That's what you called it. Backpacking through the ritz carlton.

Glamour packing.

Glamour packing.

That's that. And then I started building real estate in Southwest Florida with my business partner Michael. So I went through this transition stage in life where I no longer want to be the worker. I want to be the investor. I'm, like, rich with cash at this point because I sold all my businesses. I wanted to invest in other people. You do all the hard work. We'll do 50 50. Michael is the greatest business partner I had. Next to you. You guys are like, both there. Michael never cheated me out of a cent. Nothing. So he would build in Florida. I would send the money. He would build. That business took off. It was really well. I was building low income housing, like, section eight houses. I could have built mansions, which would have been nice and glamorous, but I decided to help out the poor, build section eight houses. So kids that grew up in, like, mobile homes or people that were displaced because of Hurricane irma and all of those, it could have a good house, a good chance at making it in this country just like myself. Right? It's a whole immigrant story.

It resonates with me. So I decided to build those. I would build like 40 to 60 houses at a time. That did well. And then I did solar systems. That business was a flop because I was an investor. Gave the money to someone else. He was going to run the business. That failed. I got into marijuana. That failed. I don't smoke weed. I don't know any. We got the craziest strain. Come check this out. I'd go like, smoke. I don't know what this is like. Yeah, next week. Hey, I got a better strain. Come smoke. I'm like, it's the same, feels the same. It's making me very stupid. Exactly the same. Yeah. So anyway, got into that. I had a few businesses like that.


Agx. Yeah. So agx. I mean, I was spending like, so much money over there modifying my cars. And then Mitch needed to switch from famous auto workshops to agx. I was like, okay, I'll be the investor. All right? Fix up my supercars for free. Cool.

You just buy the shop and the equipment and the tools, flow the payroll for a couple of months, and then you just get your car worked on forever.

Exactly, right. It was the greatest thing. So I had a few businesses that failed that never made me money. And then that was I guess another lesson to me is no one has my work ethic. Right. I thought it was so easy because mine entire town when I was doing the toning thing, and all I kept thinking was, man, if I had more money, I could buy more trucks, I could expand into areas, I can do this, I could get these clients. It was always the money that held me back, not my work with royalty. Yes.

When I was with royalty, I said I was so conservative in the beginning, I just wanted to pay cash for everything. I went through the same seven thing that you did. Right. Where my parents, they lost all their money. My mom had tons of houses. My dad had he kind of already been retired at that point, but he had no investments that were lasting. So when I graduated in seven, I was like, so conservative.

I was so scared.

I never partied, I never drank. I just worked 24/7 because I didn't want to be homeless. And I felt like where I came from, I was in the school of all these super rich people, right?


I'm like, always the broker one there, you know? But like, I had more work ethic and more intelligence than every one of them combined.


And I knew that today it's proof that they're all in a certain position and I'm in a different position. Right. And it's like, when I was doing royalty, I was always so conservative, and I never wanted I just needed more money. And I could make more money. Right. I got more cars. I rent more cars. Got more cars, rent more cars. And that's why we get along so well. Because we had the same life.


We literally did the exact same thing. And it's really crazy because I invested in not really that many other things that I wasn't in control of, but I did do too. And it didn't go anywhere. Just chasing your money and losing it for no reason. Because the other people involved, they're not the same.

Not as smart as you, not as bright as you.

Well, they also rely on you to do most of the work, right?

And they also think, fuck this rich guy. Exactly. All the money. That's not what's doing all the work. Right.

So I hate being called a rich guy. It drives me nuts because I don't I'm not rich. People would be like if I gave all of my money to someone else that didn't earn it. Yeah, that would be a rich guy. I'm the same guy I was 15 years ago, before I had all this money. I got all the money because I worked for it. Right. If you go and choose to do a job like you choose to work at McDonald's, you're going to get the money you deserve for the work you put in.


We got the money we deserve for the amount of work we put in. Right. I just told a story earlier today. I sold my house from my wife that I had just married to buy a lamborghini.

You're talking about that one not selling the house the second time?

Oh, no. The second time, that was way worse. Yeah, but the first time I sold my house, I risked 120% of what I had. I took out debt at 20% interest from all of my family. Everybody that wanted to loan me 10,000 or 20,000. Anybody who had anything, I would give them 20% interest. Right. I got credit card. Just a max amount. Right. I took all the risk. And when you take the risk, what do you deserve? The same paycheck I give to the guy at the front that works for me?

Of course not.

Do advice. versa. Right? It bothers me so much when someone like on the YouTube comments, and I'm sure because I say it, I bring it up, the number one comment is.

Going to be rich asshole. My biggest thing is that because some one stupid youtuber once said that I'm a trust fund baby. Everyone on my Instagram trust fund, trust fund, trust fund, rich asshole, blah, blah. Not knowing I changed tires on the side of the freeway with like cars. One time I got hit, this mirror hit me on my shoulder. My shoulder was like bruised up. Terrible. Imagine a car sideswiping.

You were there when we first met. I think even that weekend I literally went out in my own tow truck to go change a tire on the side of a road for a lamborghini, for a customer. When. I first started this business, I didn't have a car washer. I would answer the phone, I would rent the car. I would go get the car. I would wash the car myself. Then I would deliver the car. It was just me. My wife was here too, to help me. But people think that because you have all this stuff now that you're not the same person.

They see the present. They never see.

They never see the past. They never see how you work there.

You see the book cover?

I wish that someone could see me now, like how unhealthy I am and how much I've sacrificed to get to this point, to have opportunity for everybody else. I mean, just like five out of the nine employees that I have at Royalty makes six figures.

That's why they stick around with you for so long.

My theory in life is that everybody says money doesn't buy happiness, right? And I think that's the opposite. I think it does buy happiness.

Freedom. Freedom is happiness.

I think when you learn to give away your money, that's how you buy your own happiness, right? So the more money I give to my family, my mom, my dad, anybody doesn't matter. It's not really just money. Like here's.


Here's some money. It's like opportunity. When you learn to give your money away and you learn to give away opportunity and you learn to teach people that's when you find true satisfaction on all the hard work. Because it doesn't matter what you go and buy. You can buy a bentley today and a bentley tomorrow and a bentley the next day for yourself and they all will be meaningless to you in a couple of weeks. Right? They're all just transit. But if you buy a bentley for your mom and you make your mom's life, it will be meaning to you for years, right? And that's just that you have to live by that, right. So for me, just real picky. I just want to interject on that because I cannot stand when people call. Well, deserving quality people. Rich assholes. Money just accelerates who you are as a person if you're an asshole before you have money, you're going to be just a bigger asshole after money. But if you're a genuine person before you have money, you're going to be the most genuine person when you have money.

Anyway? Where was that? I had a bunch of failed business. Not a bunch, but, like, a handful of failed businesses because of the work ethic. And then I decided to grow in life. I'm an introvert. I'm a cancer.

He's completely lying about that.

I'm an introvert. I stay in I stay in my.

Shell oh, my God.

Maybe compared to you, I'm an extrovert. But I'm a total introvert.

Edmond, you're literally chanting on the top of your lungs, acting like a trex in the middle of scottsdale, Arizona.

That's with the help of Don julio.

Don julio makes you not an introvert.

Yeah, I mean, that's my alter ego when tequila hits me. Anyway, so Houston and I met like, 2018, probably like, four years ago. We just, like, really hit it off. It's funny because, like, the reason we hit it off is because of your work ethic. I was like, dude, I can't believe I finally found the guy. Similar age, works just as hard as me, loves cars. We're like, into the same thing. He's married, I'm not, but I want to be married, so it's cool. I'm like, there. We hit it off and we just became best pals athlete. I would always come to Vegas just to hang out with them.

It's interesting because we spent so much time together. In the beginning, it was like, almost like we were living together.

That's what real wife thought.

We were gay, legitimately. My wife, hungry, actually thought that me and edmund were in a relationship.

Like, we went to Hawaii together. She was pregnant, so she was going through some hormone issues.

We were in Hawaii together because I was looking at a location out there and I was like, hey, evan, do you want to go with me? She's like, yeah, I'll go. Oh, man. She must have called me 7000 times in that two day period that we were in Hawaii.

We were supposed to totally ruined our vacation. Six days, find some locations. You want to move royalty into Hawaii?

Yeah, we were adding location over there. My wife totally ruined our location and.

Hawaii for 24 hours. So stupid.

Let's just go back again.

I didn't like Hawaii. It wasn't for me. Anyway, we hit it off and then my life's ambition was to start my own car company when I was ten. Leaving Sweden, koenigsegg had just got more popular. Not really popular. He was still like a single garage making a car. He just announced this concept. It was like, big news in Sweden. Sweden has, like, three TV channels. One, two and three. That's it. So, yeah, he's scrolling through the news. That's what it was.

It's so big in Sweden. Actually, Sweden is the largest investor in Koenigg, I bet.

Yeah, I mean, it was big news, right? Sweden makes the car a fight. lamborghini bugatti Ferrari. And it actually looked good. It looks great. I saw that, I was like, dude, I can do this. All I need is million. I always thought I need $40 million in my bank account. So I was working on that to get 40 million. And then you approached me. You're like, hey, I'm building this car. Want to partner with me? I was like, yeah, but I don't have 40 million. It's not going to cost 40 miles. It's going to cost us like, two mill each. We could get it done. I was like, let's do it. That's how we got started in the hybrid car. And then fast forward just COVID happened just sucked, man.

It sucks that the car is not a business. That's the problem.

It's a passion project.

It's a passion project and that's why it's not.

It could take off. I mean, we'll see after releasing these pictures today, it could be a business.

I mean, 94% of that car is done building.

Like, 25 of these. Got 25 deposits. We're good. Finish the car like everyone else. Koenigsga announced the Jessica in 2018. They're releasing the car next year. Hopefully.

Everybody wants to know where the Jessica deposit is. It's about a million, too, so depending on when you got your allocation, could be a million five. You just got to give them all that money and hope that they make it for you in the next four.

They'll make it, but when they deliver, it is the thing.

It's wild, but all the new manufacturers are doing that now. Apply for the allocation when you get approved, 500k. When you spec your car, another million. Right. And then you pay the balance due on delivery. And almost every new hypercar is three and a half million base. Like starting the valkyrie, the Jessica, all these crazy cars. The only one, I think, that's actually under $2 million is the C Ten.

C Ten? What is that?

The pagani. I mean, if we just took a quarter million dollar deposit, all those cars would be done within two years.

We decided to put the car on hold to work on the chicken business. We'll get to the car probably a year from now, we'll start building it again.

My personal plan is I'm going to downsize my Vegas lifestyle here. I live in a stupid, expensive $8 million house right now that I don't even go home. I'm working all day. And so my plan was to downsize, get like a $2 million house and then buy one in Italy. So I wanted to have a Europe presence for houston's hot chicken. And it's funny, because both edmund and I both want to control Europe and.

Neither of us want to stay here.

In America, so maybe the two of us are going to go there and we're going to give the reinstar co Matt in America. But, yeah, I was thinking the other day, I was like, why do I want to keep living like this? So much, so aggressive, so fast, and like, I'm spending so much money to basically keep up with the joneses in my own head and the cars, the planes and all that stuff. I feel like we're just wasting a lot of time, but I don't feel.

Like you're kind of like me. I don't think you're buying all the cars to keep up with the joneses. No cars because you enjoy them.

Oh, I absolutely love the car, the.

Plane, because you want the freedom of being able to fly whenever without getting yelled at. Yeah. Which, by the way, just be nice and they won't yell.

The point is. I think living here, culturally, being with YouTube and everything that we're doing, I feel like I'm almost poised to just keep going harder and harder and harder and try to keep leveling myself up. There's so many levels above us. If you guys think that we have money.

That's why the richest men in the world are always depressed, because there's always someone richer. And they're always at this point, we're just trying to get to a billion, right?

You can billion.

Once you get to a billion, right, then you're numbered, right? Where do you stack among the rest of the billionaires, right? You're on this list, and then you're just, like, constantly trying to fight up the list, like, move up the ladder. That's why every billionaire not everybody.

I've known a lot of very rich people, and almost every one of them has some sort of depression or something. One of my friends, he just sold the company and got, like, 60 or $70 million out there in scottsdale.

And he doesn't seem happy about scale.

Yeah, he doesn't seem happy. He has all the money in the world. And I know it's so easy to say, but I think his company was his purpose. And that's kind of the thing for me, is I don't actually feel like the companies that we have are our purpose. We have a greater purpose. Right. The companies are our vessels to get to our greater purposes. I mean, edmund is very concerned about, which I am as well, but children and orphanages and he wants to help and do that kind of stuff. And I kind of want to teach this new generation, like my daughter's generation and edmund's kids generation, like, kind of like the old way of life, right? Like this whole YouTube thing is it's got all these kids thinking that they could just the lifestyle is not really just not really healthy. Right? I mean, the suicide rate among kids is a real thing. There's actually a number for that. If you would ask me if kids committed suicide, I would say no, like, no one. But there's a real, actual number for that. And it's mostly young girls, right? I have two girls, which makes me really nervous.

They actually go to home school. I don't let them go to a regular school, private school, public school. I don't care what school organized school for me is complicated, but it makes me nervous. I don't want them to think that this is what's important. I really wish that instagram would just change how many people you're following. Right? Because I think that's a huge issue, too. People get persecuted for following too many people. Why is that a thing? Why does anybody care how many people you're following?

That's exclusive now.

If you have too many friends, you're not cool, so you're supposed to have no friends. My point is, this is not the world that I want to live in. I don't want my kids to have to feel non important or just under beneath someone else. Like this hierarchy. I mean, the most aggressive person in the room now usually wins the most. People that yell the loudest or loudest voice, the loudest voice, whatever that saying is. That's kind of what's happening in schools today, and it's just complicated. That's all I'm saying. As a parent. I'm 33, but all these new problems happened when I had kids. You don't have these problems yet. When you have kids, you're going to be like, oh my God, I have so many things to think about now.

There's a lot of things to be said on that topic about today's society. Terms and words that didn't even exist when you and I grew up.

I don't want to teach my children these things. Like, I don't know how to get away from it. And I feel like in Europe, most of my family lives in Italy, so I'm first generation American. My dad's born in Italy and from Italy. And they don't have the same problems that we do. They have way different problems. And their problems are mostly financial because that's the greatest enemy in Europe is taxes and how hard it is to start a business and all that stuff. Whereas in America, that's probably the easiest thing to do is to make money. But then everything else is hard. You know, your quality of life is so much different here.

100%. Yeah, like anyway, let's get back to the chicken video cause Mario is getting pissed off. It's a long video. This is gonna be the longest video you've ever made.

Should we deal with podcast part one, part two?

No, this is good, actually. Every podcast is supposed to be an hour. You bring on interesting guests.

My podcast with Graham stefan was like, probably an hour and a half, right?

Yeah. You had a lot to say, right? We'll work on it. houston's getting the flow of running a podcast. I watch a lot of podcasts. I love podcasts.

This is a good podcast.

This is a good one.

All right, look, this podcast is over. Thanks, edmund, for my guest. But we're going to just turn the cameras off right now and turn them right back on and start talking about our chicken money and the chicken visit. Let's sort of touch on edmund's new car because I've kind of convinced him to get another car after the F 40, and I think that's going to be a pretty sweet topic. So maybe we'll do a hypercar reveal that you haven't bought yet because I'm going to try to convince you to do that.

I just got stuck it into buying a hypercar. All right, you.

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