40 Under 40: Andrew Van Buren


Aventus Wealth + Nitty Gritty Podcast • Founder + Co-host • Orem • Age 35

Andrew Van Buren is walking the walk and talking the talk. THE WALK: started the Snack Shack at age 6; started 3 businesses before college; did 5 years in door-to-door sales; is a celebrated financial advisor (top 10 in U.S. every year); founded The Norden Group with 3 partners (which went on to do 7 figures); started Aventus Wealth solo in 2019; and member of the invite-only Young Entrepreneur Council. THE TALK: co-founded The Nitty Gritty podcast, which talks business and entrepreneurship, has listeners in over 70 countries, and ranked in the top 1% of all first-year podcasts.

CHILDHOOD DREAM “Business/Entrepreneur. I was the kid who always had the business/finance/self help book on family vacations. I don’t think I’ve read a fiction book since ‘Where the Red Fern Grows.’”

DREAM MOMENT “2019! I started Aventus Wealth and Nitty Gritty. Jenna and I crossed off our No. 1 bucket list vacation and went to Bora Bora. Spent quantity and quality time with the family.”

ULTIMATE DREAM “The definition of greatness is to inspire the people next to you.” — Kobe Bryant.


QUARANTINE IN A NUTSHELL “Inspired Action vs. Efforted Action.”

QUARANTINE HIGHLIGHT “Focused family time and watching businesses pivot and adapt.”

QUARANTINE LOWLIGHT “I was robbed of the best 2 months of the whole year. No NCAA March Madness and no NBA playoffs.”

QUARANTINE OUTFIT “Sweats, sweat shorts, sweat shirts…”


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