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Rising Stars: Meet Rique Bentley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rique Bentley.

Hi Rique, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
It all started back in 2012 when I first went to college. I graduated from Fletcher High School in May 2012. I moved on and got accepted into Missouri state university on an athletic scholarship. In moving to Missouri, I experienced a complete culture change. What I was used to wasn’t the norm anymore.

Fast forward to 2014, I met my mentor the late Hezekiah Griggs III. At the time, he was the youngest African American venture capitalist in the world. Being around him instilled life, morals, and principles into my day-to-day life. We traveled from city to city spreading his love through mentorship and fellowship. Being around Griggs brought a new look at how I viewed and thought about life.

In 2016, I started my journey of investing in the foreign exchange markets in hopes of finding my way to success. Through a series of trial and error, I had finally come up with a consistent strategy that helps helped me profit daily from trading in the markets in late 2016. In early 2017, I discovered the buying and exchanging of cryptocurrency and fell in love with the volatility.

2018, I decided to make a private group for local traders who had a will to learn simply because I wanted to be able to provide resources to those who were attached to me. Everyone who was a part of my inner circle or family would have access to the knowledge and strategies that I had learned.

2022, I created Bentley Innovations, where we are geared towards the advancement of web3. We assist in educating small businesses on web3 technologies and help large corporations implement digital currencies into their functionality. Within the next 5 years most businesses will need a digital presence in order to survive and thrive.

It’s just ultimately the next evolution and advancement of the internet and its functions today through a decentralized network! Which had led me to where I am today. Becoming an advocate for web3.0 and digital currency.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
The journey has so far been one of learning. Nothing is smooth when you’re trying to build a foundation. Many hours of reading and note-taking without instant gratification or progress can sometimes be discouraging.

Not always having the correct resources led to a lot of trial and error through my own experiences. The biggest has been the emotional battles. The thought of “am I worthy?”

That alone can be one of the biggest struggles as a creator/entrepreneur. In growing finding love and peace has helped smooth a lot of bumpy roads out along the way.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I love helping people monetize their creativity. Understanding health, wealth, and investing are key areas in life I strive to bring knowledge. I take pride in helping those attached to me win.

One thing that attracts others to me is my ability to reiterate something complex in a way that is understood and can resonate with others.

The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
That there is creativity in all of us! It’s up to us to either tap into it or let it become a dinosaur.


  • $20 NFT for beginners EBOOK
  • $50 Monthly Investors Membership
  • $1000 Bentley Innovations Mastermind Course
  • $100 Monthly Millionaires Hub

Contact Info:

  • Email:
  • Instagram: @Riquebentley
  • Facebook:
  • Twitter: @Riquebentleyy
  • Youtube: Rique bentley

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1 Comment

  1. Stephania Priester

    May 12, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    This is such a proud Mommy moment to read of your success Rique, super proud of you!!!!!

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