David Castain is an American creative, travel influencer, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, scholar and Forbes8 Mastermind recently featured in Forbes Europe and Forbes Under 30. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University, a Master’s degree from Georgetown University, and is currently a Ph.D. student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Forbes Magazine said he’s unique, Ebony Magazine describes him as “single and sexy”, the Huffington Post calls him “a marketing maven” and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin says he is “the kind of person movies are made about”.
David has circled the globe to 45 countries and created David Castain Destinations, a platform that provides insight and preparation for your own adventures throughout the world. He is the founder of David Castain and Associates, a marketing firm worth over 5 Million that addresses all the issues involved in the growth of a business and Castain Capital Investments, a firm that provides diversified exposure to dynamic real estate markets by implementing strategic investment philosophies. Committed to giving back to the community, he created the David Castain Foundation, a nonprofit organization geared towards changing the future of youth who may not otherwise possess the necessary tools to achieve success.
David and his four siblings were raised in a single parent household in the urban community of Los Angeles County, California. He grew up in government housing watching his mother struggle to make ends meet. He was kicked out of multiple high schools before attending a secondary school for students with behavioral issues that are at risk of not graduating. Hanging in the wrong circles as a teenager lead to a legal incident that he thought would cost him a chance at strong future and more importantly his freedom. David thought going to jail had cost him his dreams, but when a second chance came his way vowed to change himself and never again do anything detrimental to his future success.
David’s mother instilled an entrepreneurial spirit in him at a young age. She taught him to resale candy bars purchased at wholesale price as well as handmade crafts and other seasonal items their family made to help out with the bills. He quickly learned that every audience possesses a diverse realm of interests and a wide range of needs. His mind grew and adjusted to carefully select words that crafted the proper message for the specific person he was trying to sell to at the time. This led to the development of verbal skills that adaptable to various situations, people and circumstances even when working through problems and issues. essence, this was spark that ignited that fire that fuels his marketing and communicatory excellence.
With his naturally communicative and expressive demeanor he began throwing parties, branding himself as an event curator. He subsequently became a trendsetter in the world of entertainment after being dubbed “one of the country’s best promoters” by The Washington Times. He has organized events with celebrity superstars such as Diddy, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, and Drake. Quickly realizing that expansion is an inherent part of success, David broadened his client base organizing events with Sports Icons such as LeBron James, and Floyd Mayweather. Using the momentum created from these events, he launched David Castain & Associates.
David didn’t own a passport until his first year of graduate school and was terrified of planes. Yet, determined to see the world, David has now flown over 349 thousand miles, which is more than 14 times around the globe. He’s been to 45 countries on 192 flights at 69 airports, spending more than 925 hours airborne.
Once he tasted the cultures of the world he began to crave more flavors. He has charmed king cobras in Sri Lanka, laid with tigers in Thailand, driven tanks in Budapest, ran with wild kangaroos in Australia, trekked the jungles of Costa Rica, climbed the waterfalls of Hawaii, ridden camels across the deserts of Qatar and ostriches across the beaten paths of South Africa, played polo in Prague, meditated in South Korea, and watched sunsets in the Maldives. These are a few examples of his global exploits.
"Changing The Lives Of DC's At Risk Youth"
"A Marketing Maven"
"An American Entrepreneur"
"Single And Sexy".
“The Kind Of Person Movies Are Made About”.