Julio is quite simply one of the proudest Aussies you will ever meet. As a Brazilian born man he wants to give something back to the country he adopted – the country that embraced him. He arrived here over 25 years ago with no money, no English skills, no contacts and no idea of the distinct Australian culture. Today he is in a very different situation both personally and professionally. He thanks God every day for his beautiful wife Jodie, and their wonderful children.

He is driven by a personal ambition to raise the financial intelligence of all Australians and by doing so making Australia a better and more prosperous country. He has educated more than 100,000 people at seminars throughout the country and he mentors some of the brightest young entrepreneurs in the country, giving freely of his time to benefit those who go to him for guidance. He is giving back. The investment Australia has made in Julio De Laffitte is being repaid in spades.

Recently Julio was selected as Man of the Year in West Australia for his work with Men In Black which champions men’s mental health and the fight against depression.