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Marc Sparks Entrepreneur Philanthropist and Self-Made Millionaire

Serial Entrepreneur does not even begin to describe Marc Sparks. The founder and CEO of Timber Creek Capital is also an author, a mentor and a philanthropist. The Texas native started his first business soon after graduating from high school in 1975 and has started up dozens of businesses since then.

Some of Sparks’ startups were huge successes others not so much, but no matter what the outcome Sparks treats each success and failure as an opportunity to learn. In his book “They Can’t Eat You” Marc Sparks shares the story of how he transformed himself from an average kid with big dreams into a self-made millionaire.

In 2004 Marc founded Timber Creek Capital, LP to help the next generation of entrepreneurs realize their dreams. In 2014 he moved the company to a large state of the art facility that shares space with three of the most promising startup businesses that the company is funding. These fledging companies are lucky to receive more than just financing and a creative work environment. They also benefit from Marc’s open door policy and his willingness mentor and share his knowledge about what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur.

He is a serial giver who takes great pride in sharing his time and his wealth with those in need. Sparks has been a supporter of the Samaritan Inn homeless shelter in Kinney, Texas since it was on the drawing table in the eighties.

The shelter not only provides a roof over its residents’ heads but also offers various services geared towards helping them regain their independence. Marc also donates time and money to Habitat For Humanity as well as local charities that focus on troubled and underprivileged kids like The Texas Can Academies and the Sparky’s Kids Foundation.

When he in not busy with his business and charitable endeavors he enjoys outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, biking and golf are some of his favorite past times. He also has traveled extensively to such exotic places the Easter Islands, Tibet, Machu Picchu and the Serengeti. Marc Sparks finds traveling to exotic places relaxing and a great source of inspiration.

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