Wilson Chandler Named to 40 Under 40 Class of 2022

Wilson Chandler
Nobody’s Home
What Does Your Company/Organization Do?
Employ local residents, and provides education regarding the cannabis space and cannabis itself. Anywhere from the business of cannabis to the benefits of using it.
Graduate of Benton Harbor High, where I won the title of Mr. Basketball for the state of Michigan, and was and all-star, All American. Attended DePaul University, where I made the all-freshman team. Was drafted with the 23rd pick by the New York Knicks after spending two years at DePaul. Thirteen year veteran of the NBA in America.
What else do you hope to accomplish by the age of 40?
Focusing on fatherhood (where I’m getting better at that daily), bringing more opportunities to Benton Harbor (both business and charitable), diversifying my business portfolio and becoming a respectable entrepreneur.
Attended DePaul University for two years. Numerous internships including Google, Bank of America, Gotham Funds Managed by hedge fund managers Joel Greenblatt and Robert Goldstein, Squawk On The Street.
Benton Harbor MI
Where were you born?
Benton Harbor MI
What was your first job?
New York Knicks in the NBA
Best advice you ever got?
Not advice but a quote: “Reality is wrong, Dreams are real” 2 Pac
Reality would have suggested otherwise for my life, but dreams kept me hungry for what I wanted in life. I focused on my dreams and not my reality at that time. That kept me motivated.
Who inspires you most?
George Jackson – American author and activist
That one thing about you we’d be most surprised to learn.
I spend most of my days daydreaming.
What do you love to do in your downtime?
Listen to and collect vinyl records
What book are you reading now?
Why Isn’t My Brain Working?: A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to Recover Your Brain’s Health — by Dr. Datis Kharrazian
Volunteer activity you love the most.
Giving out food on Thanksgiving. That’s the time families normally spend together and the need is most magnified. There are a lot of people that don’t have, so I love helping that day most of all.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
Because I’m a product of my community, I know how hard it is, and things are different when you’re in it and not on the outside looking in. I’ve been in it.
What Superpower would you most love to have? (for example, the ability to fly or to be invisible, or incredible strength, etc)
Mind reading
What would you like to leave behind as your legacy once you are gone?
Everyone wants a legacy. I honestly never cared.
What does the honor of being named to the 40 Under 40 most mean to you?
It means someone thought I made a difference even if it was a small impact, and I appreciate that.


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