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Son of Ray Charles & Seasoned Financial Advisor
Raye Charles Robinson Jr. is a seasoned Financial Advisor with Fraser Financial Group / Mass Mutual in Beverly Hills California. He is an alumnus of Whittier College where he majored in Business Administration and Economics. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, award-winning author, award-winning film producer, and international lecturer. He’s also the son of the legendary entertainer, known worldwide as Ray Charles. His riveting 2010 memoir, You Don’t Know Me: Reflections of My Father, about family life as the son of the beloved music legend was the winner of a 2011 NAACP Image Award eclipsing competitive nominations including memoirs from statesman and political leaders, Nelson Mandela and Condoleezza Rice. Read More >
His international lectures on the Global Influence of Music, Film, and Poetry part 1, 2, and 3 have been enthusiastically received, most recently during another university tour in mainland China.
As founder of the non-profit, Ray Charles Jr. Foundation for America, Ray is committed to serving humanitarian causes in remembrance of his father’s lifelong commitment and legacy to community service. With a distinct emphasis on innovative educational solutions, preserving our natural resources and environment, and expanding the role of performing arts in the lives of American youth. Ray Jr. is actively involved in creating and growing ventures that support these values.
As the catalyst behind Sena Entertainment, a new online initiative, soon to be formally announced, his goal is to enhance the contribution made by creative entrepreneurs, by providing greater access, resources, and content that informs, inspires, and elevate the business savvy of these unique artistic leaders.
Ray’s film and television producing highlights include; co-executive producer of Ray Charles 50 years of Music for Fox Television; co-producer – award winning film Ray a Taylor Hackford film for Crusader Entertainment / Walden Media; co-producer – Ray Charles with the Voices of Jubilation / Christmas Jubilee Concert / DVD; co-producer and appeared in Black Prince an Anatoli Ivanov film and Grand Jury Prize award-winning film of the New York International Film Festival based on the life of Alexander Pushkin, filmed in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; and co-producer –Hotel California, a Geo Santini film for Alliance Entertainment Group. Ray is currently in pre-production with Broadcast Urban Films to produce the Reginal Lewis Story the first African American billionaire.
Ray is actively engaged in the development and enhancement of his local community. He is a board member of the LAPD Hollenbeck PAL Initiative in Los Angeles California and the NAACP Beverly Hills Branch. He’s an alumnus of Whittier College, where he majored in business administration and minored in economics. He’s also a member of the Lancer Society of Whittier College and serves on the Lancer Scholarship Committee. Read Less ^
"Michael is an engaging and entertaining speaker who grabs an audience from the first word. He is easily able to tailor remarks to resonate with any group and his business experience and story are impressive as he continues to evolve. Michael’s style is high energy, witty, often outright funny and always informative. We invite him back every year to talk to a group of entrepreneurs and we’re never disappointed."
"Michael’s candor and sense of humor are major crowd-pleasers. He has passion and a dynamism that keeps attendees on the edge of their seat. Michael’s entrepreneurial experiences are meaningful and highly motivating for young upstart entrepreneurs. His talks leave everyone feeling inspired to improve their way of working."
"Michael has presented several times to the MindShare class of CEOs over the years. His story and presentation continue to captivate the audience. As a young entrepreneur who attained incredible growth and success, he has a perspective few others do, and he shares it very articulately. Michael is always very open to engaging individually with others before and after his presentations."
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