Chris Gardner is an American Businessman, author, motivational speaker and a philanthropist. His book of memoirs ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ was published on May 2006. This was also made into a picture directed by Gabriele Muccino starring the famous Will Smith. Keep reading to know more about Chris Gardner’s net worth in 2018.
Gardner was born on February 9, 1954, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gardner is also known for his stockbroking skills, and he is the founder of stock brokerage firm Gardner Rich & Co which was founded in 1987 based out of Chicago, Illinois. After the death of his wife, he travels all around the world for 200 days a year as a motivational speaker, and it is remarkable that he has spoken in over 50 countries.
During his early adulthood, Gardner was offered a position assisting Dr. Robert Ellis with innovative clinical research at the University of California Medical Centre. By 1976, he was given full responsibility to take care of the laboratory.
Gardner started his brokerage firm in 1987 in his small Presidential Towers apartment with the capital of $10,000. He became the CEO and founder of Christopher Gardner International Holdings with his offices located in New York, Chicago and San Francisco after he sold his stake in Gardner Rich in a multimillion-dollar deal in 2006. He also tried extending his business in South Africa and went for a discussion with Nelson Mandela.
Gardner was developing an investment venture with South Africa which ultimately creates hundreds of job opportunity in the country. His interest towards philanthropic activities had created huge differences in many charitable institutions and trusts with both his financial and motivational strength. He has helped fund a $50 million project in San Francisco. It is very remarkable to note that he serves as a member of the board of the National Education Foundation sponsoring two annual educational awards.
Awards & Achievements
Chris Gardner is the recipient of Father of the Year Award in 2002. He has also received the 25th Annual Humanitarian Award from the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women (LACAAW). Apart from all his awards, his activities as a philanthropist are overwhelming which is being continued by him even now. Most of his motivational speeches were all brilliant, and there were many testimonials registered by the listeners after attending his brilliant speech. It is astonishing to know that in 2008 he spoke at his daughter’s graduation from Hampton University.
Net worth of Chris Gardner
The estimated net worth of Chris Gardner is $60 million. After he got into stock trading, he bought a Ferrari from Michael Jordan. Gardner was also featured in a Canadian documentary called Come On Down: Searching for the American Dream in 2004 which gave him an extraordinary recognition and ultimate fame which led to augment his salary in the preceding years. Being the CEO of a stock broking company which was partly Gardener’s was his major victory in which he contributed his sincere ideas for the well- being.
Chris Gardner is an excellent human being for his good nature and outraged skills in stockbroking. Millions of hearts appreciate him for his excellent speech which transformed many lives with an excellent breakthrough. His mastermind made him to make plans for the inception of foreign currency into African country which in turn creates a number of job opportunities for the nationalities.