American businessman Freddy Figgers His family left him as soon as he was born in a garbage dump. A neighbor from Quincy, Florida was able to hear his cry and take him to the hospital immediately, where he spent two days in the hospital.
Finally, he was adopted by a family: his parents, Nathan May and Betty Mae, were 74 and 66 years old, respectively, discover the tragedy of Figgers, and despite his age, decide to adopt him.
Today, Tinger His parents lovingly remember everything they did for him. “I saw my dad always helping people, stopping on the way to help strangers, and feeding the homeless. He was an incredible man and I wanted to be like him,” the American said in an interview with BBC.
when I was young, Tinger He started coding and at the age of nine his parents bought him his first computer Macintosh Used. Figgers remembers from his childhood: “I dreamed of a Gateway computer but we couldn’t buy it.”
At the age of twelve, he got his first job: repairing computers in the neighborhood, schools and colleges. He learned to fix it at home in his father’s workshop with what he had on hand: “I took parts from a radio clock and soldered it and after about 50 attempts I finally managed to turn on the computer. That’s when I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life.”
Three years into the business, he decided to start his own company and stopped studying to devote himself full time to technology development.
When he was 17 years old, his father fell ill Alzheimer But that didn’t stop Figers, but rather led him to devise technology to help him: he developed a GPS that could be fixed to patients’ location to track their geolocation in real time.
At that time, he was not there Google Maps So it was an innovative project and it was able to sell the GPS for two million dollars.
In the same year, his father passed away and left the event Tinger With a series of lessons: “I learned that money is nothing more than a tool. I decided to do everything possible to make this world a better place because my father was not rich but his life had an impact on many people.”
After years, Tinger He entered the field of telecommunications in the United States and became the youngest African American in the country to be licensed to work.
By 2008, it had already developed and sold 80 programs, and in 2013 it had installed its first telecom towers. Today his fortune is $ 70 million.
In total, your company has eight business sectors: it provides mobile broadband and international calls; Sells products and services equipped with wireless technology; Technology advances to track patients in hospitals; And he has a vertical specialty in fintech For digital banks.
on the other side, Tinger It has a wide range of homes, residences and malls that it sells and operates on its behalf.
Currently, the American has set up his own foundation and awarded scholarships to African American Students So that they can study and develop as professionals in the United States.