This is Not Financial Advice
Glauber “Pro” Contessoto—an immigrant working multiple jobs and living in a 220-square-foot apartment—gambles his life savings on a joke cryptocurrency. Two months later, he becomes “The Dogecoin Millionaire” and a hero to his growing YouTube following.
It’s easy to get rich online. But as Pro will soon discover, it’s even easier to lose it all. Amateur investors like Pro must navigate a landscape that’s rife with scams, bad advice, and a fear of missing out. THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE exposes the startling risks and rewards of today’s market through expert commentary and the anxiety-inducing stories of real people trying to make millions.
Directors: Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci
Producers: Jenna Kelly, Carrie Weprin, Martine Phelan-Roberts
Editors: Mariana Blanco, Yaniv Elani
In Association with: XTR, Mr. Wizard Productions, Bearcat & Legion M
Executive Producers: Howard Lindzon, Bryn Mooser, Justin Lacob, Dan Kagan, Gray Golka, Paul Scanlan, David Baxter, Jeff Annison, Terri Lubaroff, Bret Disend, Andy Hsieh, Stanley Tang, Gloria Zhu
Representation: Cinetic Media
Publicity: David Magdael & Associates
Director of Photography: Nicholas Kraus
Co-Producers: Nathaniel Popper, Cutter Hodierne
Accompanying This Is Not Financial Advice will be a national education initiative to support financial literacy efforts. We’re partnering with companies, organizations and institutions who share our passion for inclusive financial education. By sparking these conversations, especially in marginalized communities, we can help combat the wealth gap. If you would like to partner or support, please reach out to Samantha@Optimist.co or to donate, click here.