Freddie Figgers, 30, was abandoned near a dumpster at birth and was adopted when he was just two days old by two loving parents. He is now the CEO of a telecommunications company valued over $62 million.
Figgers got his first computer when he was 9-years old. It was broken when he received it, but he quickly figured out how to make it fully operational.
That was the start of his innovative future.
Later as a child, after learning that his Dad had Alzheimer’s, he invented a shoe for him that had a GPS tracker and a two-way communicator that he sold for millions.
He got his first job at the age of 12 as a computer technician, and by age 15, he had already started his own cloud computing services.
He kept developing and inventing, and before the age of 30, he 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 read.
Now he’s creating devices that will help people with diabetes.
“Diabetes is a major public health problem that is approaching epidemic proportions globally,” Figgers wrote on Facebook in August. “The prevalence of diabetes is rising at an alarming rate. Nationwide, 1 in 12 adults has diabetes, and type 2 diabetes has become a commonplace childhood disease as well.
For far too long, large diabetic medical supply corporations have made billions of dollars profiting from this horrible disease by taking advantage of consumers with an outrageous cost. We could have easily sold our invention to any Medical supply company, but that would only be adding to the problem.
We have a solution that’s all in one and it remotely manages diabetics 24/7. But best of all affordability for all patients. WE PUT PEOPLE OVER PROFIT.”
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