Celente was born in New York City on November 29, 1946. He had early political experience running a mayoral campaign in Yonkers, New York and served as executive assistant to the secretary of the New York State Senate. He traveled from 1973 to 1979 between Chicago and Washington D.C. as a government affairs specialist.
His motto is “think for yourself,” observes and analyzes the current events forming future trends for what they are. While Celente holds a US passport, he considers himself a citizen of the world.
In 1980 Celente founded The Trends Research Institute (at first called the Socio-Economic Research Institute of America), now located in Kingston, New York, publisher of the Trends Journal which forecasts and analyzes business, socioeconomic, political, and other trends.
Gerald Celente and the Trends Research Institute provide trend research studies and consulting services to businesses and governments worldwide. He also designed the nation’s first professional course in trend forecasting.
He is called by businesses, governments and associations to deliver keynote addresses and seminar presentations worldwide and is recognized by the major media as the truth in trends.
Celente has earned his reputation as “The most trusted name in trends” by accurately forecasting hundreds of social, business, consumer, environmental, economic, political, entertainment, and technology trends; among them:
He coined the term “clean foods” in 1993 and predicted sustained growth in organic products in 1988.
When gold was at $275 per ounce in 2002, Celente said the price had bottomed and in 2004 forecast the beginning of the “Gold Bull Run.” Since that time, with pinpoint accuracy, he said when, why – and how high – gold would go.
Samples of his publications:
Trends 2000: How to Prepare for and Profit from the Changes of the 21st Century (1997).
Trend Tracking: The System to Profit from Today’s Trends (1991).
On June 26, 2013, Celente stated:” We’re going into the greatest depression”!