When you’re desperate for cash, it’s easy to cut corners, compromise your values, and deliver an inferior product or service. A businessman who can focus on the ability to live up to his visions from start to finish is the one that will thrive longest and shine brightest.
The successful serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and now a multi-millionaire, Manuel A. Garcia (Manny), came from humble beginnings. Some businessmen start in industries that are popular, appreciated, and admired. Others have to put on rubber boots and wade through the mud. Born in New York, raised in the Dominican Republic, and eventually migrating to Miami, Garcia, a high school dropout, has established himself as an industry leader in the automobile, E-commerce, real estate, and clothing industries. Garcia worked his way from one business to another, not merely sitting back and reaping the rewards of past successes but banking on the experience to start new ventures. “As a philanthropist, my mission is to empower the youth and give back in a major way so that I can teach them that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible,” he says.
Garcia had no education, spoke little English, and was dead broke. Gaining financial freedom for the sake of wanting a better life for his family is what pushed, motivated, and inspired him to keep going. For Garcia, success is “having the freedom to live life on my own terms while being able to give back and help others.” At the age of 14, Garcia walked several miles to buy supplies at a local Walmart with only $55 to his name and then went door-to-door to wash cars. Now, Garcia is the co-founder of not one but multiple 8-figure businesses. He’s truly stood the test of time.
Thankful for every opportunity he has been blessed with, Garcia attributes his success to all the hard work and dedication he put in over the years. His story is an extraordinary tale of rags-to-riches, an anecdote of a lone hero battling overwhelming odds.