Freddie Figgers Is Now a Millionaire, Courtesy of His Adoptive Parents
Freddie Figgers’ parents bought him a broken-down Macintosh computer to distract him from his struggles in his youth. That simple act of kindness would change Figgers' life for once and all.
The early years of the entrepreneur’s life were a stark contrast to the mountain of success and net worth he is perched over now. In fact, he was an abandoned child who had to live through years of bullying.
His adoptive parents’ efforts to distract him from his internal struggles gave birth to a keen passion within him. And it later turned out to be the driving force behind Figgers’ success.
Freddie Figgers Was Abandoned by His Biological Mother
The computer programmer was left by his birth mother in a dumpster right after his birth. Police officers found him and put him in foster care.
In the organization, he met his future parents. Figgers told The Guardian that his adoptive parents sympathized with his situation and took him under their wing.
He also mentioned that his parents had no plans of adopting a child, as they were nearing 70.
But having seen the ordeal I’d been put through, they didn’t want me to go through the care system.
Freddie Figgers and his mother Betty Mae Figgers in January 2019. (Photo: Instagram)
After discovering that he was an adopted kid, Figgers' classmates bullied him in school and called him a "dumpster baby." According to him, such instances troubled him as a child.
I thought about it a lot as a kid, and I'd have to say it was embarrassing when I was younger.
Freddie Figgers' Parents Introduced Him To Technology
Figgers’ father worried about his child and didn’t want him to keep thinking about his adoption and infancy. So, he bought Figgers a broken Macintosh computer to keep his mind off of the bullying.
[My father] thought that a computer might help to keep me out of trouble.
The distraction worked, and the soon-to-be computer geek started repairing the computer using components from an old radio. Figgers claimed that the computer sparked his interest in technology, which would later be his career field.
Even as early as when he was 12, he was hired to repair computers! Not just that, he even started his very own company by the time he was 15.
His company’s success skyrocketed in no time, and he was already handling 150 clients when he was 17. Entrepreneurship has only grown from thereon.
Figgers timely posts pictures of his parents on Instagram. Sadly, his father died in January 2014.
Freddie Figgers's Family and Net Worth
After developing a breakthrough GPS system in 2012, Figgers became a millionaire with his program selling at over $2.2 million. He claimed to have made the GPS to keep track of his father, who had Alzheimer’s disease.
The millionaire has pushed his success on the professional front while maintaining a beautiful family.
Figgers, his wife Natalie Figgers, and their children in March 2021. (Photo: Instagram)
The famed entrepreneur is married to Natalie Figgers, who is a well-known divorce and personal injury lawyer.
They parent four kids - two daughters and two sons. They had welcomed their daughter Rose on November 10, 2017.
In January 2020, Figgers and his wife renewed their wedding vows in Mission San Luis.
Figgers' spouse took to Instagram to share glimpses of the big day. In the caption, she implied that the ceremony was almost like a fairy tale.