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Henry Ike

Henry Ike

Henry Ike is a retired real estate mogul, investor, musician and author lives in Manhattan, New York.


Early Life

Henry Ike was born in Nigeria and lived in impoverished conditions with his parents and his sister, Jane. When his sister was diagnosed with a life-threatening rare disease, his parents attained a United States. medical visa to receive the proper care. Henry and his family settled in a five hundred and fifty square foot rodent infested apartment in Queens. Henry wanted to help his family financially but recognized the pitfalls of selling illegal drugs on the street. Instead, he became a salesman at a department store and became one of the top employees.


Henry standing next to his Bentley

Henry standing next to his Bentley

When Henry turned 17, he acquired his real estate license.

He would work in the field while attaining his Bachelor of Arts. in politics and economics from the State University of New York and Master's Degree in Political Science and Government from St. John's University. He started his real estate career as CEO of CITI Development in 2001. Three years later, he became President and CEO of the Circle Group & Company.


Ike made a lot of success in real estate and was able to help his parents financially while living comfortable.

He indulged in a life of wild parties, beautiful women, and drugs.

Henry's lifestyle eventually got the best of him, and after a several bad business ventures, one caught the attention of the FBI.

In 2015, he was kicked out of his rent-controlled Manhattan apartment for listing it on Airbnb. An investigation was launched into Henry's activities which resulted in a costly legal battle. Another bad investment costed Henry his fortune, causing him to fall into a deep depression and have suicidal thoughts.

Henry would learn from his mistakes and bad dealings to reinvent himself as a successful real estate developer.

Regaining his wealth, Ike decided to give back to the community and launched community outreach programs that teach people who are less fortunate financial literacy and basic business skills.

Ike plans to connect with audiences through his music, motivational speaking and real estate coaching.

In 2017, Zarrar Sheikh wrote a biography detailing his life story called Rising Above: Struggling Through Chaos, The Henry Ike Story.


Henry Ike is a rapper and musician under the name Sir Ike.

In July 2018, he released a music video for his song "YSM (Young Self Made) where he raps about his rise to success.

In March 2019, he released the song "Back It Up" featuring artist DB.[1]

He found himself in ground zero, causing him to fall into an intense depression.

He contemplated suicide.

Henry Ike stayed floating by giving back to the community by a community outreach program he launched.

He taught financial literacy and basic business skills.

In 2017, a renowned writer, Zarrar Sheikh wrote down his biography in a detailing novel called “Rising Above:


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