Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner is an American entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, author and a motivational speaker. His story has inspired millions and the movie ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, a biopic, is made on his personal life story.

Rags To Riches Story

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      Chris Gardner was close to his mother but was deprived of her love as she was sent to imprisonment on false claims of mistreating him and his siblings.

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      He struggled for food and shelter in the beginning of his career and was making only $8,000 per annum as a lab technician. He did not have sufficient food to eat.

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      One day, he saw a man in a red suit getting down from a Ferrari and wondered how he earned that much wealth. He got inspired by this Richie rich after learning that he is into stock investment and trading.

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      In the urge to make more money, Chris Gardner started a brokerage firm in 1987 called Gardner Rich & Co. in Chicago.

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      He invested a small capital of $10,000  and had just one piece of furniture in his office.

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      He worked from early morning till late night without breaks to get leads in his business.

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      As fate would have it, he stuck a multimillion dollar deal in 2006.

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      He met Nelson Mandela in Africa and discussed his business proposal of opening new ventures in Africa.

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      He wrote his biography and released it in 2002.

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      It is titled ‘The Pursuit of the Happyness’ which was made into a famous movie and his character was played by the famous Will Smith.