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Chris Gardner

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In 1987, Gardner established the brokerage firm, Gardner Rich & Co, in Chicago, Illinois, an "institutional brokerage firm specializing in the execution of debt, equity, and derivative products transactions for some of the nation's largest institutions, public pension plans, and unions.

 

After Gardner sold his small stake in Gardner Rich in a multimillion-dollar deal in 2006, he became CEO and founder of Christopher Gardner International Holdings, with offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

  

It's not every day you get the chance to pick the brain of a man whose real-life rags-to-riches story was turned into a Hollywood movie starring one of America's top actors. But the other day I had the opportunity to spend time with Chris Gardner, subject of the 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness, in which Gardner was played by Will Smith.

 

 

 

 

Net Worth:

  • $60 Million

Date of Birth:

  • Feb 9, 1954 (66 years old)

Gender:

  • Male

Profession:

 

  • Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Sailor, Stockbroker, Philanthropist, Motivational speaker, Writer

Nationality:

 

  • United States of America