Darren Weeks was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At the age of 6, Darren decided that he wanted to be rich and began a journey that took him to buy Mutual Funds at the age of 10. A couple of years later, when he was in Grade 10 he bought Silver Bars for the first time. By the time he was in junior high school he moved on to penny stocks. By the time he was finishing high school, he was investing in physical commodities, including silver bars. Using his investment profits, Darren bought his first rental property as a business student at the University of Alberta. He still owns that property today.
Darren graduated with a degree in accounting and as a university graduate, he was sidetracked away from investing. For several years, Darren did what everyone else was doing: working from 9 to 5 to make ends meet and looking forward to the weekends. He worked in accounting and sales roles for a variety of organizations and kept investing in real estate on the side. Darren slowly added more doors to his real estate portfolio while feeling increasingly hemmed in by the traditional career path.
Everything changed in 2001 when a friend recommended Darren to read a book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. The book articulated so perfectly all of his beliefs about money that it reignited the passion for investing he had in his youth. Shortly after reading the book, he made the life-altering decision to start the Fast Track to Cash Flow, a company that would teach Canadians the principles laid out in the book in addition to the lessons Darren had learned about money over the years. The success of these divisions has positioned the Fast Track Group amongst Canada’s business elite, having been ranked on the PROFIT 200 list for three consecutive years (#67 in 2010, #40 in 2011, and #64 in 2012).
Weeks became a full-time entrepreneur several years after his graduation from the University. His life was transformed in 2001 after reading the book Rich Dad Poor Dad and playing CASHFLOW Game by Robert Kiyosaki. The book provided him with the formula to success which involved studying more and implementing what was learned.
Today, Weeks is considered by Robert Kiyosaki as one of the world’s premier experts on how to raise capital and his ‘Raising Capital Advisor.' His Fast Track Group of companies (Fast Track to Cash Flow. Fast Track Capital, Fast Track Paradise, Fast Track Tax Strategy) were listed as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada for the profit of 100 and 200 records for three years from 2010 to 2012 in a row, with growth of over 800% in less than 5 years.
Weeks has amassed an investment portfolio consisting of over 5,000 rental properties across North America, tens of millions of dollars in energy interests and hundreds of acres of land. Furthermore, he is the largest shareholder in the Port of Falmouth, which is the world’s biggest cruise ship terminal operated by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Weeks is also 1 of 8 Rich Dad Advisors, and Contributor to Rich Dad Series book: ‘More Important Than Money, An Entrepreneur’s Team’ (2017)
In 2016, Weeks sold his Fast Track Group of Companies and today focuses on growing numerous companies through partnerships, JV's or direct investments. Today Weeks owns the following;