Jack Penrod’s life has been more than the American dream. It’s been the American adventure.
Born during the Great Depression, Jack’s life has been filled with one story after another of overcoming adversity, beating the odds, and creating his own luck. Facing absolute poverty and several traumatic experiences in his early life, Jack saw adversity as a chance for adventure. This mentality and drive would propel him from poverty to becoming the largest McDonald’s franchise owner in Florida during the 1980s before he set his sights on an even bigger adventure. This time, one that he owned.
In the midst of his incredible success, Jack never lost his love of adventures or his ability to create them. From dropping himself into primitive habitats to live off the land―for fun―to hosting A-list celebrities at his global luxury beach club brand, Nikki Beach, Jack’s life has it all, from the wild to the weird to the extraordinary.
An exceptional marketer, worldwide entertainer, husband, father, and friend, Jack’s stories include invaluable lessons he’s learned along the way. Lessons on hard work, perseverance, self-belief, and the power of positivity.
If you like adventure stories, his life is full of them. Join Jack Penrod as he shares some highlights and low points of family, business, and life.