Chris Gardner, portrayed by Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness”, at #Croydon #TechCity in May

By - Thursday 23rd April, 2015

Chris Gardner: went from homeless to a personal net worth of $60mill.

It is my great pleasure to announce that stockbroker, investor and entrepreneur Chris Gardner will be speaking at Croydon Conference Centre 5pm on Friday 1st May.

From homeless man to a personal net worth of $60 million

Chris Gardner was the inspiration for the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness,” released by Columbia Pictures in December 2006. Will Smith starred as Gardner and received Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for his performance.

The amazing story of Gardner’s life was published as an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, in May 2006, and became a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller. The book spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into more than forty languages.

Croydon Tech City: supporting getting 5,000 people into self-employment

This event is a co-launch with EN Campaigns in support of their #Emerging5000 campaign to get 5000 people into self-employment, and will also include a live panel on Job Creation & Entrepreneurship featuring BBC Apprentice winners Tim Campbell MBE and Yasmina Siadatan.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in starting up a new business, networking with other South London startup founders or hearing from an inspirational man who was able to start from literally nothing and build a business to a personal net worth of $60m.

To attend the event on Friday 1st May 5pm at Croydon Conference Centre, please register here.

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose is a committed Christian who has lived in the Croydon area for nearly twenty years. He is an active participant in his local community, serving at Grace Vineyard Church and organising Purley Breakfast Club and was ranked "Croydon's 37th most powerful person" by the Croydon Advertiser (much to his amusement). He is the Head of Content at marketing technology company Idio, the founder of the Croydon Tech City movement, a LinkedIn coach, and creator of Croydon's first fashion label, Croydon Vs The World. Views are his own, but it would be best for all concerned if you shared them. Please send your fanmail to: jonnyrose1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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