Freddie Figgers is a black entrepreneur who was abandoned at birth and adopted when he was 2-days-old. Atlanta Black Star reports that Figgers was the CEO of a $2.2 million Florida communications company back in 2016. He founded the company, Figgers Communications in 2009 and the Instagram post below reveals that it’s now worth $62 million.
Freddie Figgers Biography
Freddie Lee Figgers was born on September 26, 1989. Figgers grew up in Quincy, Florida but now lives in Coral Gates. He developed a rash after being abandoned abandoned by his mother days after he was born. The rash took 16 years to go away but Freddie didn’t let it bother him. At the age of 16, Freddie was busy launching his first company, Figgers Computers Inc.
Freddie Figgers Has Never Met His Biological Parents
We Buy Black explains that Freddie was abandoned at birth by his biological mother who left him at a dumpster as a newborn. Thirteen days later, Freddie was adopted by Nathan and Betty Figgers. He has never met his biological parents and still isn’t interested in meeting them.
Freddie Invented A Shoe To Track His Father Who Suffered From Alzheimer’s And Dementia
Freddie was inspired to get into healthcare after seeing his father, Nathan Figgers struggle with Alzheimer’s and dementia. In the video at the end of this article, Freddie explains that his father would forget to put on his pants but he always remembered to put on his shoes. To help his father, Freddie build a shoe with GPS tracking and two-way communication.
Freddie Figgers Wife Natlie G. Figgers
Freddie is married to Natlie G. Figgers, an attorney who previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Figgers Wireless.
The Facebook post below shows the couple’s daughter, Rose Lee Figgers who was born on November 9, 2017:
Freddie continues to grow his business by introducing innovative products that are literally saving lives. The YCEO reports that Freddie’s cell phone company, Figgers Wireless, is the only African American-owned telecommunications company in the nation the manufactures their own 4G LTE smart phones and offer data, talk and text plans. In 2014, he launched the Figgers X1, a cell phone that disables texting when a car exceeds 10 miles per hour.
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