Andrew Paxman – Author of “Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate”

Journey of a Visionary: The Inspiring Story Behind ‘Jenkins of Mexico

Mike interviews Andrew Paxman.

This episode was a real treat. We had the incredible opportunity to chat with Andrew Paxman, the mastermind behind the fascinating book “Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate.” Buckle up because this conversation will take you on an exhilarating journey through the life and legacy of William Jenkins, a man whose story is nothing short of inspiring.


Picture this: a Southern farm boy with big dreams, a relentless drive, and an unwavering determination to carve his own path in the world. Sounds like the beginning of an epic tale, right? Well, it’s precisely how William Jenkins’ journey started. But what sets him apart is the extraordinary twists and turns that his life took, catapulting him into the realm of Mexican magnates.

Imagine being expropriated by the government from the film industry at the peak of your career. That’s precisely what happened to Jenkins in 1960. But did he let that setback define him? Absolutely not. Instead, he embarked on the final chapter of his life, characterized by a profound sense of giving back. Like Carnegie, he believed in the power of philanthropy and out-Carnegied Carnegie himself by giving away a staggering 98% of his fortune. Now, that’s what I call leaving a legacy!

But let’s rewind and delve into the nitty-gritty details of Jenkins’ extraordinary journey. From his humble beginnings in the United States to his meteoric rise in Mexico, Andrew Paxman paints a vivid picture of a man who wasn’t afraid to take risks and seize opportunities. And boy, did he seize them with gusto!

One of the key takeaways from our conversation is Jenkins’ ability to adapt and innovate. Whether diving headfirst into new industries or embracing cutting-edge technologies, he was always one step ahead of the game. And let’s not forget his knack for forging strategic alliances, both in the political arena and the business world. Talk about a master networker!

Perhaps the most inspiring aspect of Jenkins’ story is his unwavering commitment to philanthropy. In a world of greed and materialism, he stood out as a beacon of hope, dedicating his later years to building schools and universities across Mexico. His foundation, the Mary St. Jenkins Foundation, continues to impact countless lives today, a testament to the enduring power of generosity.

As Andrew Paxman so eloquently puts it, Jenkins was more than just a businessman; he was a missionary of capitalism. His vision and passion for creating positive change are a powerful reminder that success is not measured by wealth alone but by the lives we touch and the legacy we leave behind.

Mike Fallat and Andrew Paxman talk about the book Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate.

So, what can aspiring entrepreneurs learn from Jenkins’ remarkable journey? Well, for starters, never underestimate the power of resilience and resourcefulness. Life is full of ups and downs, but how we respond to adversity defines us. Secondly, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and embrace new opportunities. Innovation is the key to staying ahead in an ever-changing world.

Never forget the importance of giving back. True success is not about how much you accumulate but how much you contribute to the greater good. Jenkins’ story is a powerful reminder that we all have the power to make a difference, no matter how humble our beginnings may be.

“Jenkins of Mexico” is more than just a biography; it’s a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the transformative power of philanthropy. So, if you need some inspiration or are craving a good old-fashioned success story, check out Andrew Paxman’s captivating book. You won’t be disappointed!

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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