The Team bringing you More Freedom,
More Opportunity
and More Prosperity


James is an international entrepreneur, investor, and prolific traveler; he has traveled to over 120 countries and started or acquired businesses all over the world, from a private bank to a major South American agriculture producer. He is the founder of Sovereign Man and writes under the pen name Simon Black.

  • Puerto Rico

Hailing from a small town in Lithuania, Viktorija became a globetrotting entrepreneur and executive. She travels to over 30 countries per year, exploring emerging markets and searching for new opportunities. Viktorija frequently writes as ‘the Sovereign Woman’ and is the co-founder of the Sovereign Academy.

  • Global

Indre Baronina


Indre is in charge of content management and customer experience at Sovereign Man. Boasting a Master’s Degree in International Studies and proficient in five languages, Indre also has extensive expertise in e-commerce and digital product management. She currently lives in Chile.

  • Santiago, CHILE


Born in Russia and resident in Santiago, Chile, Marat is our in-house expert on second residency and Citizenship By Investment Programs. He is fluent in three languages, and regularly writes on topics such as the tax and reporting implications of Golden Visas and investment citizenship.

  • Santiago, Chile



Holly is a senior editor and writer at Sovereign Man. A former AP newswoman, on-air correspondent for a household name and contributor to The Economist Group, she has reported from the US, Europe, and Cuba. Multilingual, she translates compliance and reporting requirements into English.

  • Santiago, Chile

Born in Massachusetts and based in Puerto Rico, Joe is an editorial contributor and chief controversy monger at Sovereign Man. Joe moved to Puerto Rico for their generous tax incentives in 2019. He has summited Mount Kilimanjaro, and considers his ability to forage for wild edible plants as part of his Plan B.

  • Puerto Rico


Harrison is an analyst and contributor for Sovereign Man: Confidential and The 4th Pillar. Prior to Sovereign Man, he was an analyst at an independent oil and gas company. Even earlier, he served as a US Air Force officer and then as a Department of Defense management consultant at the Pentagon.

  • Lubbock, Texas


Born and now based in Tanzania, Tim uses his 25+ years’ experience in investment markets to alert Sovereign Man readers to low-risk, value investing opportunities around the world. He “retired” at 35 but has started numerous businesses since then. He also manages investments for private high net worth clients.

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Marketing Manager

Andre serves as web marketer and editorial contributor at Sovereign Man. Based in Cape Town, he previously worked as national marketing director for a major political party, and as MD of a digital marketing agency. He is also experienced in marketing Golden Visas and Citizenship By Investment Programs.

  • Cape TOwn, South Africa

Emanuel Lores

Client Service Manager

Hailing from Argentina and resident in Barcelona, Emanuel is in charge of business intelligence, reporting systems and client service at Sovereign Man. He is a highly skilled digital marketer, and previously also worked as an investment and business development specialist in Santiago, Chile.

  • Barcelona, Spain

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  • Global (remote work)

About our Founder

Hi, I’m James. I’m a lifelong entrepreneur and investor that’s traveled to more than 120 countries on all seven continents. And I’ve started, invested in, or acquired businesses all over the world.

For example, I founded a South America-based agriculture company that has become one of the leading producers in its industry. A few years ago I acquired a prominent retail brand in Australia, purchasing the business from the former 1980s era rock star who founded it.

One of our gorgeous farms.

I started a boutique, private investment bank that boasts some of the highest levels of liquidity and solvency in the world. I’ve invested in companies from Colombia to Uzbekistan and serve on numerous Boards of Directors; and I was formerly Chairman of company listed on a major stock exchange.

I also co-founded a non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurship education to young people that’s been going strong since 2010.

The Sovereign Academy is a five-day intensive business and financial bootcamp attended by around 50 pre-selected applicants from around the world. For many alumni, it has been a life-changing, paradigm-shifting inflection point.

I consider myself a global citizen. But I still believe in the fundamental ideals of America — freedom and self-reliance.

I believe that building wealth means taking risks and working hard to create value for others… not sitting around waiting for a government handout while a central bank conjures money out of thin air.

I’m a take charge leader, and integrity is at the core of everything I do. I graduated from West Point and served for several years as an Army Intelligence officer. This was a formative experience in my life that shaped my outlook on politics, economics, freedom, global opportunity… and the need to have a PLAN B.

(You can read more about my philosophical awakening here.)

I’m currently a resident of beautiful Puerto Rico where I enjoy sun, sea, and exceptional tax advantages.

* Simon Black is a pen name I’ve used since founding Sovereign Man; my real name is James.

About Sovereign Man

It’s obvious that the world is changing. Government debt and central bank balance sheets are at levels never before seen in the history of the world.

In the United States, for example, the government’s own reports tell us that their “net worth” exceeds NEGATIVE $60 trillion, and that Social Security will soon run out of money.

Like all things, the rapid change that comes from these economic dynamics will create winners and losers.

People who understand what’s happening and prepare for the risks and opportunities ahead will prosper.

Everyone else will be a victim.

Here at Sovereign Man, we want you to be in that first category; and we believe that in order to achieve true freedom and prosperity, you have to be able to make more money, keep more of it, and increase your freedom.

Last, but not least, you also have to eliminate the mindset that you are subject to a bankrupt government that is bent on degrading your personal liberty.

We are dedicated to those principles, and we provide concise, actionable information each day to help you achieve those ends.

After all, it’s 2020… which means that it’s time to expand our horizons and consider, quite literally, the world of possibilities out there

All the things that the system told us were impossible, or not for “ordinary” people are, in fact, very much a reality:

  • Take advantage of investment opportunities around the world that generate exceptional returns while taking minimal risk
  • Legitimately save tens of thousands of dollars in taxes with simple no-brainer strategies
  • Protect the assets, you’ve worked all your life for, from financial crisis and frivolous litigation
  • Obtain a second passport (potentially for free) that will provide you the lifelong benefit of more options to live, work, invest, travel, and do business around the world
  • Live a luxurious and worry-free lifestyle overseas that would be unaffordable elsewhere
  • And many more…

These kind of strategies used to be available only to the super wealthy and multinational-corporations with access to armies of lawyers and advisors.

But over the past few decades globalization has made these strategies accessible to just about anyone who has the right knowledge and the foresight to take advantage of it.

We live in a big world, full opportunities…

And just as you can pick the best neighborhood for the safety of your family, you can pick the best neighborhood for your savings, your business, and your assets.

By diversifying both domestically and internationally, you can dramatically reduce your risk, expand your freedom and take advantage of worldwide opportunities to increase your prosperity.

This is why I’ve created Sovereign Man where my team and I do the hard work of finding the best opportunities around the world and making them accessible to you.

We discuss all of these principles in our newsletter, Notes From the Field.

It’s free, it’s packed with information, and best of all, it’s short… there’s no verbose pontification here– we both have better things to do with our time.

And while I appreciate all the visitors who stop by our website, I provide special bonuses to our email subscribers… including free premium intelligence reports and other valuable content that I only share with them.

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How we give back

Sovereign Academy

Founded by James (Simon Black) and Viktorija in 2010, Sovereign Academy is a place for like-minded, seasoned entrepreneurs to share the most valuable lessons they’ve learned in becoming successful with other bright and talented people from all over the world.

Our Entrepreneurship camp is a non-profit program that takes place every year in Lithuania. We sponsor the entire event through our foundation, Sovereign Academy

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