Chris Gardner

Entrepreneur Who Was The Inspiration For 'The Pursuit Of Happyness' Starring Will Smith

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Permission to Dream

Permission to Dream

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness

Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are

How to hire Chris Gardner

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Chris' official speaking topics are listed below.

  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Self empowerment
  • Breaking cycles
  • Finance and futurism
  • Positivity, courage and tenacity
  • 2009 - Published Start Where You Are
  • 2006 - Published the Pursuit of Happiness- which later became an Academy Award Nominated film with Will Smith playing Chris 
  • 2006 - Became founding CEO of Christopher Gardner International Holdings
  • 1987 - Founded Gardner Rich & Co
  • Helped fund a $50million project to create low-income housing in San Francisco