Chris Gardner Net Worth

Chris Gardner Net Worth

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Name Chris Gardner
Birth Name Chiris
Date of Birth February 09, 1954
Age 62 Years Old
Profession Entrepreneur
Gender Male
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Marital Status Divorced
Place Of Birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Best Known For Gardner Rich & Co.
Wife Sherry Dyson (1977-86)

Christopher Paul Gardner popularly known as Chris Garner is an American author, entrepreneur, stockbroker, investor, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. He was born on February 9, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America. He established the firm called Gardner Rich & Co which is based in Chicago, Illinois and currently serves as the CEO of his own stockbrokerage firm. During the early 1980s, he struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son, Christopher, Jr. His book of memoirs called The Pursuit of Happyness, was published in May 2006. His personal struggle of establishing himself as a stockbroker while also managing fatherhood and homelessness is portrayed in the 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith and directed by Gabriele Muccino. Gardner credits his persistence and success to the "spiritual genetics" handed down to him by his mother, Bettye Jean Triplettand to the high expectations placed on him by his children, son Chris Jr. (born 1981) and daughter Jacintha (born 1985).

Gardner first started his career with in the mid 70s. In his career spanning over four decades, he started from the bottom and gradually paved his way to the top. His hard work and dedication has not only made him famous but also fortunate. He has worked hard to establish himself as one of the well known business person, philanthropist, investor and author of all times. In his lifetime, he has accumulated a good sum of money. His net worth has been estimated to be around $60 million, as of the start of 2014. He undoubtedly received a handsome salary for his good work. However, his exact salary has been kept under the wraps and is yet to be disclosed by any major sources. He earns most of his income from his work as a businessman, author and motivational speaker. He is still active in his career and is adding millions to his net worth each year.

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