William D. Fox Profile
William D. Fox, originally from Westfield, Indiana, graduated from Purdue University in 1979, earning degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Technology. While developing toys for Kenner Products in Cincinnati, Bill met his wife Denise. During an Engineering career for two prominent corporations, Bill engineered, invented, and co-invented dozens of consumer products and surgical devices, generating over thirty United States utility patents for his employers. In 1988, Bill and Denise started a family, home teaching their five children.
During a twenty-year period of corporate employment, Bill realized a critical need to diversify and enhance financial security with additional streams of income and equity. So in 1990, he and Denise began investing in real estate as a sideline, first purchasing “fixers” and immediately reselling them for profit. In 1996, they changed strategies, holding property to garner long term appreciation, monthly income, and tax advantages, using the vast supply of borrowed money to burgeon personal prosperity. Three and a half years after embarking on the “buy and hold” strategy (leasing property to tenants), Bill took a long sabbatical from corporate life to spend time with family, visit parents more, manage property, write, and do consulting work. The Foxes live in a rural home in the eastern outskirts of Cincinnati, and enjoy close relationships with their kids.