CLEVELAND (WJW) – He’s just a kid from Cleveland who went on to create one of the most successful sports agencies in the world.

Still, Rich Paul never forgot his roots.

He met with kids from Ted Ginn Academy on Thursday to encourage students to follow their dreams because he’s living proof they can come true.

Later, he sat down with FOX 8’s Wayne Dawson to talk about Cleveland, his friendship with LeBron James and his new book, “Lucky Me,” which is in bookstores now.

Check out the interview in the video above.