Chris Gardner was born on 9 February 1954 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He is an American entrepreneur, stockbroker, and motivational speaker. He has a son, Christopher Jarrett Gardner, and a daughter, Jacintha Medina Garnder.
Chris had a very disparaging childhood. He along with his mother and sisters were abused by his step-father. Despite being so offensive and derogatory childhood his mother Bettye Jean inspired him to believe in himself and be rel-reliance.
He is a man of principle. As he had experienced domestic violence, abuse, illiteracy in his childhood days. So, he decided to avoid that powerlessness in his future. He pushed off all ht odds and became a multi-millionaire businessman in America.
Chris Garnder – Adulthood, Marriage and troubles
He had worked as a medical corpsman where he was given a salary of $800 per annum. Thereafter he worked as innovative clinical research at a University of California Medical center.
In the mid-1980s, he also worked as a medical equipment salesperson that hardly make a take-home salary of $300. That was not enough to manage his living and fulfill his family’s needs.
He married Sherry Dyson, a mathematician on 18 June 1977. As he has gained much experience in medical science and decided to become a physician on his 26th birthday. But, due to the difference in their opinion, Sherry denied it. After 9 years of detachment, they divorced legally in 1986.
While he has lived with Sherry Dyson he started to date a dental student named Jackie Medina. She became pregnant a few months after her affair. This was also the reason to detach with Sherry. He moved on with her girlfriend Jackie Medina and had a son named, Christopher Jarret Medina.
Gardner’s life changed when he met a man immaculately dressed in a red Ferrari. He asked about his carrier. As he declared that he was a stockbroker, Chris decided to be as rich as he became a successful stockbroker later.
Chris Gardner as an Entrepreneur
In 1987, Chris established his brokerage firm named, Gardner Rich & Co. He started his start-up with just a capital of $10,000 and a single piece of furniture.
After Gardner sold his little stake in Gardner Rich in a multimillion-dollar bargain in 2006, he became CEO and originator of Christopher Gardner International Holdings, with workplaces in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
During a visit to South Africa to notice races around the hour of the tenth commemoration of the finish of politically-sanctioned racial segregation, Gardner met with Nelson Mandela to examine conceivable
interest in South African developing business sectors. Gardner was arranging a speculation adventure there which he trusted would make several positions and bring millions in unfamiliar cash into the nation’s economy. Gardner has declined to reveal subtleties of the undertaking, referring to protection laws.
The Pursuit of Happyness
Chris Gardner released his autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness on 15 December 2006. His autobiography had a Hollywood potential story. Gabriele Muccino directed the movie starring Will Smith, Thandie Newton, and Jaden Smith. The movie focused mainly on his homelessness and his struggled life.
The book is one f the bestseller and the movie are also among the Hollywood Superhit.
Award and Honors
He is also a philanthropist. He has many charitable organizations and provides shelters to the homeless. He dedicated his life to the well-being of poor children.
In 2002, Gardner received the Father of the Year Award from the NFI. He also received the 25th Annual Humanitarian Award from the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women (LACAAW), and the 2006 Friends of Africa Award from the Continental Africa Chamber of Commerce.