These days no one believes in the stories about homeless men turning into millionaires. If it were this simple there would be no homeless people on the streets. There are no miracles, you have to work really hard to succeed at anything in this life. However, the story of the 21-year-old Harry Sanders, a homeless man from Melbourn, proves the opposite – miracles do happen, but with a bit of luck and persistence.
Today, Harry Sanders is ranked top on the list of Australia’s most successful young entrepreneurs, and has an estimated net worth of $1,5 million. You may say that $1,5 million is not that much but given his past, it’s kinda impressive.
The thing is that just a few years ago Sanders was a homeless man who used to live under the Melbourne bridge and feed out of the trash can. He would consider himself lucky if he could crash at his old classmates’ couch or at a homeless shelter.
Today, being a millionaire and CEO, he thinks back on his first night on the streets. Harry had no idea what to do and where to go. He said: “I had no idea that the homeless had territories they would control. So, the trouble found me on the first night on the streets because I was walking around where I shouldn’t. As for the food, I always managed to find something to eat. I would step by the food stores/outlets and ask if there were any leftovers. And they would happily give me something to eat. I wasn’t starving or anything.”