An investor, educator, and travel enthusiast, Jon Giaan’s remarkable career is the direct result of his complete dedication to the belief that any goal is within reach through educational preparation and a supportive environment. When Mr. Giaan founded Knowledge Source in 2000, his goal was to make these conditions available to anyone seeking a new path toward financial prosperity by utilizing an approach focused on the establishment of highly profitable property investment portfolios. Drawing on his own experience as a self-taught property investor, Mr. Giaan created a comprehensive educational resource and recruited the most knowledgeable and most successful investors in Australia to contribute their insight and expertise to this endeavor.
Inspired to help others after achieving such immense success as a property investor, Mr. Giaan was keenly interested in removing the obstacles that had hindered him when he first began learning about and investing in real estate with the goal of creating a consistent and substantial source of wealth. Looking back on his own experience, Mr. Giaan recalled the rigorous research and the countless hours of in-depth study that ultimately illuminated the path he would take to achieve the status of self-made multimillionaire. Mr. Giaan then worked to ensure that each of these aspects would be incorporated in the Knowledge Source platform in order to help aspiring investors create their own substantial source of wealth.
With a $35-million property investment portfolio established from scratch, Mr. Giaan is particularly adept at assisting investors with no previous experience and no formal training in experiencing a feeling of financial freedom through property investment. Although he continues to manage his own portfolio while also serving as the managing director of Knowledge Source, Mr. Giaan still has ample time to travel the globe, both for business and for pleasure. The longtime travel enthusiast is often asked to speak about his experience as an investor at events all over the world and is always interested in visiting a new destination.
1. What is your favorite thing about traveling?
Traveling is one of the best ways to educate oneself, so I enjoy the unique learning opportunities it affords.
2. Is traveling a hobby or a lifestyle for you? How did you get started?
I began traveling more frequently after founding Knowledge Source, so it is more of a lifestyle for me.
3. What is the most beautiful place you’ve been to?
4. Do you have any exciting travel dates planned for the future?
Yes, I plan on taking an extended tour of the Mediterranean quite soon.
5. What are some travel tips you’d give to someone inexperienced?
Try to begin by traveling to places that are meaningful to you on a personal level, that way each subsequent trip can be experienced with a greater degree of depth.
6. Where would you like to go?
I have yet to visit the Swiss Alps, and it looks so lovely that I am not sure why I have not made plans to travel there.
7. Where would you like to revisit?
I would like to visit Greece with much greater frequency.
8. Do you travel alone? Why?
I have traveled with my family often, but it is sometimes necessary that I travel alone if it is a short trip for business purposes.
9. If you could pick the top 3 places every person should go, what would they be?
1. Athens, Greece
2. Auckland, New Zealand
3. The Galapagos Islands
10. Do you travel light or do you pack up the house?
I try to travel with as little as possible as often as possible. My goal is to never have to stand around waiting for the luggage carousel, so I usually bring a carry-on bag and nothing else.