Chris Gardner
Chris Gardner

Chris is a famous African – American millionaire who is an investor, stockbroker, entrepreneur, international speaker, author, as well as a philanthropist. His first book, “The Pursuit of Happyness” in 2006, brought him fortunes as the bestseller evoking sensation world-wide and making an instant celebrity.

Quick Biography

Chris was born on the 9th of February 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Bettye Jean Gardner and Thomas Turner. He went through hardship in his childhood from an absentee father as well as a violent stepfather Freddie Triplett.

However, he drew strength from his mother to get confidence and independence. He further received influence from political figures like Eldridge Cleaver, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X.

He has, however, risen to be a multi-billionaire from being stockbroker-entrepreneur as well as his firm, ‘Gardner Rich & Co,’ which he formed from scratch to be a wealthy company.

Chris is also an author with his bestselling book being “The Pursuit of Happyness” 2006.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Christopher Paul Gardener
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 9 February 1954
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Thomas Turner and Bettye Jean Triplett
Spouse: Sherry Dyson (m. 1977–1986)
Children: Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner, Jacintha Darlene Gardner
Height: 1.88m
Weight: 75 kg
Profession: Businessman, Investor, Stockbroker, Motivational Speaker, Author, Philanthropist
Net Worth in 2021: $70 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

At the age of  67 years old, Chris gardener features a body of the standing of 1.88m. He also features a bald as well as black eye color. He wears a Shoe size of 13(US).

Education, School/College University

Information on his schooling is unknown.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Chris was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Bettye Jean Gardner and Thomas Turner. He went through hardship in his childhood from an absentee father as well as a violent stepfather Freddie Triplett. He is the second of a family after his sister Ophelia. He also has two other siblings Sharon and Kim.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Chris Gardner’s first wife was Sherry Dyson, who he married on the 18th of June 1977. But they separated later. Chris had an affair with Jackie, and after leaving his wife, he moved in with her as she was pregnant. Together they hand a daughter and a son, Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner Jr. and Jacintha. However, the relationship did not hold water with allegations of Chris torturing her.

They were separated, and Chris took the complete responsibility of the child amid troubles like penury, lack of food as well as homelessness.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Divorced
When did he get married? (married date): 18 June 1977
Does he have any relationship affair? N/A
Is Chris Gardner Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Sherry Dyson (m. 1977–1986)
Kids: Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner, Jacintha Darlene Gardner

Professional Life and Career

Chris joined the United States Navy when he finished school as his Uncle Henry’s advise him, and he served at North Carolina’s ‘Camp Lejeune,’ for four years. While there, he met the famous renowned heart surgeon. Chris quit the Navy in 1974, receiving encouragement from him he joined the research team at San Francisco’s ‘University of California Medical Centre and Veterans Administration Hospital’ for a position as a clinical research assistant.

He went upward, and in 1976 he was in charge of a laboratory, but poor pay pushed him to be medical equipment salesman. When Bob Bridges, a stockbroker, was inspired in being a stockbroker, he further received training from him, and he also availed opportunities for him.

While trying different firms, he got into ‘Hutton,’ and he quit being a salesman, but unfortunately, he went to square one when he found his recruiter had left. ‘Dean Witter Reynolds’ hired him as a trainee with no pay until they confirmed his job.

Soon, he was hired by the firm, with no salary till he got a confirmed job. With much dedication into his training, with around 200 calls each day, he was absorbed in 1982 as a full-time employee after clearing his ‘Series 7’ test. Later, Chris was recruited as a stockbroker by ‘Bear Stearns & Company’

Chris started his business venture, thus founding ‘Gardner Rich & Co,’ in Chicago, Illinois in 1987. With an investment of about $10,000, he worked from a tiny apartment at the ‘Presidential Towers’, but his venture was successful.

In 2006 Chris established a large firm ‘Christopher Gardner International Holdings’ after selling the previous one for several million dollars. The company had branches in San Francisco, New York, as well as in Chicago.

Presently, he is planning to create employment opportunities by starting a business with South African investors.

Awards & Nominations

Gardner scooped awards since 2002, like ‘Father of the Year Award,’ ’25th Annual Humanitarian Award’, and ‘Friends of Africa Award.’

Chris Gardner Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Chris Gardner Net Worth
Chris Gardner Net Worth

As of October 2021, Chris has a net worth of $70 million with his stakes from the ‘Gardner Rich & Co..’

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no rumors or scandals connected to Chris Gardener.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Chris Gardner Facebook page has around 229.5k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 25.7k followers. On Chris Gardner Instagram account, he has around 123k followers while on YouTube, Chris Gardner has around 242k subscribers.

Having been a victim of poverty as well as abuse as a child, Chris has taken it upon himself to support the underprivileged by providing homes as well as decent standards. He helps organizations like ‘Glide Memorial United Methodist Church’ that give shelter to the homeless. For his dedication to fatherhood, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the NGOs ‘National Fatherhood Initiative’, and ‘National Education Foundation.’


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