For a few of us, life has been simple. We were born into a family that loved us and supported our decisions.
Unfortunately, this did not happen to Freddie Figgers. His life was by no means simple. He was found on the street newborn in a trash can because his mother did not want him.
“My mother threw me away just like day-to-day trash,” he says. “I’m not even supposed to be here,” he said.
Nathan and Betty Figgers wanted a boy and decided to give Freddie a chance. This opportunity for the boy was his life opportunity.
Today he owes his life to them. In an article on his website he states “Amazingly, you can meet people like that, and till this day, I have never met my biological parents. I have never had the interest. ”
Growing up his parents noticed in him a talent for mechanics behind electronic devices. In 1989 he began to disassemble and reassemble a 1989 computer his dad had given to him.
At the age of 12, he started his first job as a computer technician. Three years later he started developing a cloud database in his garden.
Although he never had a college education he founded his own company Figgers Communications.
“He is now the founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, a black-owned telecommunications firm valued at over $62.3 million, that you may have never heard of.”
What an inspiring story! Best wishes from us. Keep inspiring us.