Freddie Figgers is a young man whose inspirational story has touched many people. When you see him today and realize how accomplished he is, it’s hard to think he was abandoned in a dumpster by his biological parents when he was a baby.
Freddie’s journey from rags to riches serves as a reminder that no one can ever take your gift or what God has planned for you, no matter how people treat you.
Fortunately, he was adopted by a family who has only shown him love since he became their legal son. In truth, it was Freddie’s adoptive father who pushed him to become a better person with each passing day.
Freddie’s new mom and dad believed he was extremely exceptional and that he would go far in life. They bought him his first computer when he was just nine years old. But the product didn’t function, and instead of asking his parents to return it to the maker, Freddie claimed that he could figure out the problem on his own. His inherent and passionate curiosity lead him to significant achievements in life.
Freddie got the computer up and running after dismantling it and reassembling it. In fact, he still has that piece of technology that reminds him of how his fascination with computers and technology began.
Freddie, believe it or not, was a true computer genius, as evidenced by the fact that he secured a job as a computer technician at the tender age of 12.
Three years later, Freddie felt ready to establish his own firm, so at the age of 15, he founded a cloud computing corporation. Many tiny businesses hired him, and it was the beginning of his path to becoming one of the world’s youngest millionaires.
But there’s a lot more to be proud of in this young man’s resume. Later, he used his talent and experience to assist those who had dementia like his father.
Freddie went to college, but quickly recognized that the time he would spend in class could be better spent developing his products. And he acted responsibly.
Freddie built a computer software and made $80,000 four weeks after dropping out of school, which he used to design a shoe for dementia patients. It wasn’t, however, an ordinary shoe. A GPS tracker with two-way communication was installed inside.
Later on, he developed a phone with an integrated wireless blood glucose meter.
Working hard and putting his talent to good use helped Freddie become the owner of a $62 million corporation. It is also the only minority-owned telecommunications firm in the United States.
Freddie was taken in by the right individuals who helped him make his gift flourish, despite his rocky start in life.
“Believe in yourself and your abilities. Allow no one to talk down to you. Your vision will go unnoticed. People will have a hard time believing in you. But all you have to do is trust in yourself and keep growing,” says this encouraging young man.