Michael (MG) Edwards is founder and chief executive of investment firm Brilliance Equity (BE) registered as a limited-liability company in Delaware (www.brillianceequity.com). BE invests in equities, bonds, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, and initial public offerings worldwide.
A former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, Michael served as Consular Officer in South Korea, Political-Military Officer in Paraguay, and Political-Economic Officer in Zambia before leaving the U.S. Government in 2011 to found BE. Prior to the State Department, he worked for The Boeing Company and Deloitte. He holds a master’s degree in China Studies and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Washington and four bachelor’s degrees from the University of Idaho.
Michael is the author of six books. His travel memoir “Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill” was a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year Award and 2012 Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series, including “Alexander the Salamander,” “Ellie the Elephant,” “Zoe the Zebra,” and a 3-in-1 book collection featuring all three stories. His book “Real Dreams” is a collection of 15 short stories.
Michael lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He previously lived in Austria, Korea, Paraguay, Zambia, Thailand, and Singapore and has visited more than 60 countries around the world. He shares his experiences with readers on his website, www.mgedwards.com.