John Fitzgerald


"To me, the greatest gift we can give is inspiration"

John Fitzgerald is one of the most renowned and respected Australian property investment experts with over 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial real estate, property development and property investment.

He is also a self-made man. After completing high school at 17 years of age, John hitchhiked from Melbourne to the Gold Coast with only $200 in his pocket. He started working in real estate and quickly mastered the art of building wealth with a sustainable strategy that simply works. By 25, he owned over $1 million in net property assets.

He has used the same wealth-building strategy to develop a multi-million dollar business, sharing his knowledge and skills with everyday Australians.

He wrote a book called the 7 Steps to Wealth - now in its 8th edition - highlighting the strategy and simplifying what seems so complicated to most of us, showing all Australians that they can, in fact, build a wealth of their own.

John has personally bought, sold and developed over 10,000 properties and has an extensive residential and commercial investment portfolio.


All proceeds go to Toogoolawa School

Toogoolawa school logo

The Why

John Fitzgerald doesn’t just invest in land, he also invests in people. He is the chairman and founding benefactor of Toogoolawa Children’s Home Ltd, which has fostered over 1,580 youth at risk or wards of the state. He also established and runs a unique school for boys who have learning and behavior problems that make them no longer welcome in mainstream schools.

The reason why John does what he does is simply that school.

Our Commitment with Toogoolawa

“Many of our clients have visited the school and embraced the HEART
we have for our children. 
That then becomes a base for their living,
investing, for reaching their full potential'.”

Toogoolawa means a place in the heart.

Since 1989 we have provided accommodation and education to boys who society has left behind. Aged 8-15 they have mostly been excluded from mainstream schooling and are often traumatized in their living environment.

Each year the school costs us over $1.5 million to run. We believe that is money well spent. In 2014, the Queensland Government acknowledged the ground-breaking methods we use - and our amazing teachers and social workers - by granting Toogoolawa $3 million to build a new wing. So why does 7 Steps to Walth support Toogoolawa?

Why does "7 Steps to Wealth" support Toogoolawa?

The answer can be found in the values of John L. Fitzgerald. In 7 Steps to Wealth he advises readers to: 'be all you can be'. He created 7 Steps to Wealth specifically to support Toogoolawa and its work of helping boys to follow that advice and be all they can be.

Children in Toogoolawa school