Chris Gardner is an American businessman, stockbroker, investor, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and author who briefly spent time homeless with his son in the early 1980s. His book of memoirs, The Pursuit of Happyness, was published in May 2006. The motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), portrayed by Will Smith is based on the book. He was the CEO of his own stockbrokerage firm, Gardner Rich & Co, which he founded in 1987. Born Christopher Paul Gardner on February 9, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, to Bettye Jean Gardner and Thomas Turner, he has one older half-sister, Ophelia, from his mother’s earlier marriage, and two younger half-sisters, Kimberly and Sharon, from Bettye’s third husband, Freddie Triplett. He was married to Sherry Dyson, a Virginia native and an educational expert in mathematics, on June 18, 1977. They divorced in 1986. Gardner has two children: son Christopher Jarret and daughter Jacintha Darlene. Both were born with his longtime girlfriend Jackie Medina.
Chris Gardner Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 9 February 1954
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Birth Name: Christopher Paul Gardner
Nickname: Chris Gardner
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Occupation: Businessman, Investor, Stockbroker, Motivational speaker, Author, Philanthropist
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Black
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Chris Gardner Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: Unknown
Weight in Kilogram: Unknown
Height in Feet: 6′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.88 m
Shoe Size: 13 (US)
Chris Gardner Family Details:
Father: Thomas Turner
Mother: Bettye Jean Triplett
Spouse/Wife: Sherry Dyson (m. 1977–1986)
Children: Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner (Son) (b. January 28, 1981), Jacintha Darlene Gardner (Daughter) (b. October 5, 1985)
Siblings: Kimberly Triplett (Younger half-sister), Sharon Triplett (Younger half-sister), Ophelia (Older half-sister)
Chris Gardner Education:
Chris Gardner Facts:
*He was born on February 9, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
*He had the desire of becoming a doctor, which he abandoned at the age of 26.
*He was influenced by political figures like Martin Luther King, Eldridge Cleaver, and Malcolm X during 1960s.
*Visit his official website: www.chrisgardnermedia.com
*Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.