MADISON HILDEBRAND A MILLION DOLLAR SOUL
by Carlota De Armas
Madison is one these few and rare characters who despite the fact of being SUPER busy, don’t feel the need to express that to others, and, in exchange, is always showing a gorgeous smile and just looking to have fun and enjoy. e all know Madison Hildebrand from some time now: a successful entrepreneur, the nicest real estate agent you could find in LA,….everybody loves Madison. But how would you describe yourself as a youngster, in high school, for example? Were you one of the popular guys? Did you start developing your social skills by that time?
He is currently being featured in season 9 of Bravo TV’s hit Million Dollar Listing, and has just returned from one of his dream vacations: hiking one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. after I became realtor of the year and could afford to purchase own Malibu house and car within my first year of real estate, they quickly saw that I was doing something I am passionate about. That is all my father every cared about: that we follow our passion.
A lot of my social skills were developed because my family moved across states back and forth. I moved to seven major cities across five states. Therefore, I had to learn how to make friends pretty quickly because no one likes to eat at the lunch table by themselves. Yes, it is in my personality to connect with people and make them feel good about themselves. That is just who I am. I do not have a lens that is able to see people or things as a pessimist. Everything is an opportunity and everybody get the benefit of the doubt.
If we called any of your former bosses, what would he say about you? They would ask “why is Madison always so happy?” They would say he is a really happy and positive person to be around. His laugh is certainly contagious and he is very focused on doing a good job.
Was your family supportive about your plans for a future, for a career? My family was not an advocate of spending a healthy 6 figures in a four year education at Pepperdine to realize I was going to be a real estate agent (we do not need a college degree). By the time I got into reality, there were few realtors and it was not really cool. However, on top of that, I added tv cameras and a reality show which did not excite my family who is relatively private. However
You moved to Malibu after finishing your studies and seem to have found your place in the world but do you ever plan to go back to Arizona? I moved from high school in Connecticut to go to Pepperdine. I only lived in Arizona for a few months. However, that is where my nuclear and extended family base is. I do not intend to live anywhere other than Malibu, the South of France, or South Africa.
Describe someone outside your field of interest who inspires you and why? Elon Musk and Richard Branson. They live a similar lifestyle of dreaming anything is possible and making it happen. They also do a great job at keeping their way of life normal and relatable to the general public.
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