Dan Peña is a businessman and a mentor who is the owner of The Guthrie Group. He is well known among aspiring businessmen as he has given a lot of speeches and lessons for people who want to become a successful entrepreneur. He claims himself to be a very successful man and urges people to follow his teachings to succeed in their life as a businessman. Continue reading to know more information about the life, career, and net worth of Dan Peña in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Daniel S. Peña Sr. was born to Manuel Peña and Amy Peña on August 10, 1945, in Jacksonville, Florida, the United States. Daniels’s family moved to East Los Angeles when he was a child, and he spent most of his childhood and adulthood in Barrio. His father was a policeman, and Dan was often jailed for creating skirmish under the influence of alcohol which made his father to ask his colleagues to beat his son so that he can learn a lesson in his life. Daniel attended the California State University and graduated in Business Administration in 1971.
Dan Peña is married to Sally Hall, and the couple has three children Kelly Peña, Derrick Peña, and Danny Peña. There isn’t much information available about his wedding and his previous relationships. In 2006, Peña along with his wife Sally Hall, their employee was alleged by an Indian software engineer for stealing the details of his credit card. However, in 2009 Peña was acquitted from the case as the allegation was because of mistake of facts.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Peña served the US army after graduating from the Infantry Officer’s Candidate School as an Intelligence and a security officer in the late 1960s. After serving in the military, he joined the California State University and attained a degree in Business Administration.
After his graduation, he worked as the chairman of the JPK Industries, a natural oil, and gas company. According to his website, he guided the company to $50 million in revenue in three years. He later founded The Guthrie Group in 1997 which has offices in the UK and Asia.
Dan Peña also founded the Great Western Resources Inc which operates in the US, UK, and South America and was said to be having $450 million capitalization. The company majored in oil and natural gas production and was acquired in 1997.
He owns the Guthrie Castle in Scotland which encloses a land area of 156 acres. From 2003, Peña started to rent the castle and its area for public events such as marriages, corporate functions, etc. but stopped it in 2017.
In 1981, he was honored with the Outstanding Business Owner Award at the Latin Business Association Awards and in 1994 he won the John Regan Award for Excellence. In 2008, he received the AIREEC Inspirational Leadership Award, and in 2017, he was appointed as the serving brother of the Order of Saint John by Queen Elizabeth II.
Net Worth & Earnings
The 15th century Guthrie Castle he bought in 1984 extends about 156 acres which comprises a loch, a golf course, a walled horseshoe garden and a hedge shaped Celtic Cross and its value is said to be over $25 million. As of now, he has a worth of $50 billion through his Quantum Leap Advantage which has mentored many successful CEOs and entrepreneur. He also considers himself to be a man who made $450 million from $820 in the oil business.
The information regarding the growth and the net worth of Dan Peña seems over exaggerated, and many questions are rounding the internet asking whether he is fake which only Peña can answer.