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Chris Gardner Biography
As of 2012, he’s CEO of his own stock brokerage business, Gardner Rich & Co, located in Chicago, Illinois, where he lives when he’s not living in Toronto. Gardner credits his tenacity and success to the “religious genetics” handed down to him by his mom, Bettye Jean Triplett, ne Gardner, also to the high expectations set on him by his kids, son Chris Jr. (born 1981) and daughter Jacintha (born 1985). Gardner’s individual challenge of creating himself as a stockbroker while handling fatherhood and homelessness is described in the 2006 motion picture “The Pursuit of Happiness”, directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Will Smith.
He acquired a deep sense of black pride, as he became comfortable with the works of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver. His world view enlarged past the African American experience; he learned of historical events like the Sharpeville massacre, and consequently became increasingly conscious of apartheid in South Africa and international racial problems. Gardner learned to play the trumpet and he loved listening to music by Sly Stone, Buddy Miles, James Brown and his all time favorite, Miles Davis. Inspired by his Uncle Henry’s global experiences in the U.S. Navy, Gardner determined to enlist when he completed secondary school. Gardner taken the place, and moved to San Francisco upon his dismissal in the Navy in 1974. Within the span of two years, he learned the best way to handle a lab also to perform various surgical techniques. By 1976, he was granted complete responsibility to get a lab and had coauthored several posts with Dr. Ellis that were published in medical journals.