For the vast majority of us, life on this planet begins with being born into a loving family. We’re cared for from the word go; we’re given everything we need to thrive.

Sadly, that wasn’t so for Freddie Figgers, 32. In fact, nothing about his life can be termed ‘normal’.

Figgers was found on the street as a newborn, having been dumped by his birth mother because she didn’t 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, however, wanted a boy and decided do give Freddie a new chance. They opened up their home to little Freddie as adoptive parents, giving him the second chance he sorely needed.

As per an article on his website, Figgers explained: “It’s amazing that you can meet people like that, and till this day, I have never met my biological parents. I have never had the interest.”

As Figgers grew, it soon became apparent that he had a gift when it came to the mechanics behind electronic devices. Before his 10th birthday, he had started to disassemble and reassemble a 1989 computer his dad had given to him.

Then, by age 12, he’d landed his first job as a computer technician. Just three years later, he started to develop a cloud database in his own backyard, effectively becoming his own boss.

Fast forward to adulthood and Figgers, despite never having received a college education, had his own telecommunications company, Figgers Communications.

“He is now the founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, a black owned telecommunications firm valued at over $62.3 million dollars, that you may have never heard of,” the caption of one of his YouTube videos reads.

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