John L Rolfe


John L. Rolfe is a retired Philadelphia lawyer who has represented hundreds of entrepreneurs, helping them establish and grow their businesses and their profitability.

He grew up in the then-small town of West Chester PA. He earned his Bachelor degree in Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also earned a Master of Laws degree in Tax Law from Temple University School of Law.

As an entrepreneur, Rolfe has developed a successful real estate investment business. He also markets his own large colorful paintings. In addition, he has co-authored two previous books, one with his wife and one with his cat. He also developed the marketing plan for his wife’s first book, which propelled her to fame and dozens of TV talk show appearances as a parenting author.

John L. Rolfe always knew he had an entrepreneurial ancestor, but it was only after investigating the history of entrepreneurship that he realized his ancestor started it all in America. He was America’s First Entrepreneur. John L. Rolfe’s passion is sharing what he has learned with groups large and small.

He is the father of two grown children and lives with his first and only wife and their cat Princess Buttercup The Cat. They divide their time between their homes in Pennsylvania and California. Rolfe enjoys reading, movies, classic and exotic cars, wine, Belgian ales, food, and travel.

Author As Keynote Speaker

John L. Rolfe’s mission is to reignite the American entrepreneurial spirit and promote American free enterprise by revealing the origin of our unique American character and the inspiring odyssey of America’s first entrepreneur.

The fascinating and inspiring story of AMERICA’S FIRST ENTREPRENEUR makes for a great keynote speech when delivered by the author John L. Rolfe. To schedule a keynote speaking engagement, please visit