From a neglected baby to a founder of a multimillion-dollar telecom company, Freddie Figgers has proven that life doesn't end when faced with adversity. His inspiring journey took him from being abandoned in a dumpster to becoming a thriving entrepreneur.
Figgers' story began when he was heartlessly abandoned by his biological mother just two days after his birth. Left in a cold dumpster, his life could have easily ended tragically. But fate intervened, and he was fortunate enough to be adopted by a loving couple, Nathan and Betty Figgers, who provided him with the support he needed to thrive.
As Figgers grew up, he developed an advanced knowledge of technology. At the age of nine, he received his first computer, which, despite being faulty, he managed to fix and make it work through his determination and troubleshooting skills.
His brilliance shone through as he secured his first job at the young age of 12. By the time he turned 15, Figgers was the proud owner of a cloud computing company. The idea for his company came to him after a tornado struck an Alabama-based car dealership, resulting in the loss of all their computer files. Figgers saw the need for individuals and businesses to back up their information on a remote server, which he ingeniously set up in his own backyard.
Figgers' ingenuity didn't stop there. He also invented a special shoe equipped with a GPS tracker and a two-way communicator, driven by his desire to keep his father, who was showing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, safe and monitored at all times.
Despite facing challenges in his education, Figgers didn't let that hinder his progress. During a brief absence from school, he built a computer program in just four weeks, earning $80,000 for his work. This marked the beginning of his investment in his own telecom company, Figgers Communication.
By the age of 24, Figgers had designed and built 80 custom software programs, defying his difficult beginnings as a "dumpster baby." His unwavering focus and commitment propelled him to success, and today, his company is valued at over $62 million.
Figgers doesn't limit his achievements to personal success. He gives back to his community by offering scholarships to deserving college students, sponsoring youth programs, and providing assistance to seniors and homes facing foreclosure. He believes in turning caring into action and making a positive impact to change lives.
He is a true inspiration, demonstrating that one's past does not determine their future. His story shows you can be successful and happy even if you start with little to nothing.