It’s not about who we are or what circumstances we were born into. It’s about what we do with the time we are given. This seems truer than ever when you take a look at the marvelous story of how an reject baby grew up to become a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
There might be some parallels with Bruce Wayne/Batman and Tony Stark/Ironman here. 30-year-old Freddie Figgers is currently the CEO of a 62 million dollar company that he started when he was just a teenager. He also holds 4 patents and has been dabbling with technology and inventing new things since he was a young boy.
Which just goes to show that it’s not about being born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Rather, anyone can do anything if they have enough grit, willpower, and discipline.This post may include affiliate links. He fixed up his first computer when he was just 9 years old Born in Quincy, Florida, Figgers was thrown in a dumpster by his mother right after he came into this world. He was adopted by Nathan and Betty Figgers when he was just 2 days old.
Now the founder and CEO of Figgers Communication, Figgers has been inventing and innovating since his childhood. When he was 9 years old, he got his first computer that he fixed up and got working. At 12, he was already working as a computer technician. Despite having been left in a dumpster when he was born, he was on his way to success.
What’s more, at the young age of 15, he started a cloud computing company. And when his dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he built a shoe with a GPS tracker and two-way communication. “I could pick up the phone and say, ‘Hey dad, where are you at?’
And he doesn’t have to do anything, just lean down and talk into his shoe and I can track his location,” Figgers told the media. “That program was very successful and I had a company reach out to me out of Kansas and they bought the program from me for $2.2 million.”
When he was a teenager, he founded a cloud computing company He also built a shoe with a GPS tracker and two-way communication for his adoptive father who has Alzheimer’s.
Figgers sold the program for 2.2 million dollars A year later, he used the money to found Figgers Communication. Truly inspirational.
At the age of 24, Figgers had built and designed 80 custom software programs. Besides having a brilliant mind and an incredible work ethic, he also has a heart of gold.Since then, it’s been onwards and upwards! No matter how successful he became, Figgers always gave back to the community.
He’s an active role-model in his community: he sponsors youth programs, offers college scholarships to high school seniors, pays senior citizens’ bills and helps to bail homes in foreclosure.
“I believe turning caring into action, and if you see a problem find a solution to deliver an impact to change someone’s life,” Figgers said to the media.
“I’m going to impact this world and change today for a better tomorrow because money is nothing but a tool, but with that tool, we can impact and change everyday people’s lives with opportunities.”
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