About Us


My name is Kofi, Founder of 40LBElephant. Like most people I was advised to go to college, get a degree, and get a good paying job. However there should have been some counseling for how to deal with the student loan companies. As a result of this advice I’m a proud college graduate who took his talents to Georgia. I love personal finance from helping people with paying off debt to investing, giving back, all the way to retirement. May 1, 2017 I became debt free and I want to share the message, tools, strategy, and create a space that allows people to share openly about their financial journey. It’s my goal to help a generation become debt free. My friend Pat told me “People don’t see us in our valley’s, they see us at our peak and don’t know about the journey it took to get to the top of the mountain.” Let’s walk the path together to financial freedom.

Kofi Gyebi

Kofi Gyebi is the founder of 400LB Elephant, a personal finance company that helps young professionals achieve financial peace. His coaching empowers people to get out of debt, save money, and build generational wealth. Kofi’s own debt-free journey is a testament to what is possible with a bit of focus and discipline: he paid off $33,000 of student loans in one year. In short he is a community leader, recognized as a Champion of Justice and Equality by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. Kofi is a graduate of Bowling Green State University as well as the 2018 Leadership Buckhead Program and LEAD Atlanta, class of 2019. You can read about his story on his blog and find him on Instagram or via Twitter. His dream is to inspire a generation to become debt free and to start building generational wealth through empowering those who are ready to take the step to rid their personal debt.