26-year old Freddie Figgers became one of the youngest African-Americans to own and operate an independent, U.S.-based telecommunications company when he launched Figgers Communications.
When he was just 9 years old, Freddie was given a non-functioning computer to take apart and fix. At the age of 13, he went to work as a computer technician and network and administrator, and at 16, Freddie Figgers launched a computer repair business. The same year, Figgers Computers, Inc., was born. He now holds 4 U.S. patents and continues to forge ahead.
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