Chris Gardner: The former homeless Black man who became a multi-millionaire investor

Chris Gardner: The former homeless Black man who became a multi-millionaire investor

- Chris Gardner's story has inspired many around the world as he rose from being homeless to a sought-after multi-millionaire

- Gardner also had to struggle with being homeless with his child, staying wherever they could to find shelter

- As at 2016, he was valued at $60 million and now spends most of his time inspiring people around the world

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The story of Chris Gardner is one that will always inspire as he came from nothing at all to become a multi-millionaire investor.

Gardner has a very rough time in the 1980's when he had to weather through the storm with his toddler son as homeless people.

BBC News reports that though the then young father was a trainee at a stock brokerage. He could not afford any rent, and as a result, he would hang around and spend the night wherever they found.

To show how really horrible their lives were, he barely ate nutritional food as he spent most of his money putting his son in daycare so that he can work during the day time.

Gardner never allowed his situation to deter him during the trying time as he became an employee of Dean Witter Reynolds (DWR) after he was seen as a natural at stock selling.

In 1987, the broker opened his own firm which he named Gardner Rich. As at 2016, according to a BBC News report, he was worth $60 million.

He is noted for travelling around the world motivating and donating to charities.

"I went through pain as a child so my children wouldn't have to. I made a decision as a five-year-old boy that my kids will know who their father is. The rest of my destiny came forward because I made the right choices."

It should be noted that the wealthy investor now uses most parts of the year, to inspire people with his story.

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