Jerry’s life reads like a celebrity bio: circus performer, juggler, boxer, singer, gymnast, radio show host, comedian, millionaire entrepreneur. In his words, “Every dream I’ve had—every dream since I was a little boy—they’ve all come true.”
Jerry has journeyed from being so sick as a child that he overheard his doctor tell his mother, “I don’t think the kid is gonna make it through the winter,” to an adult who enjoys almost perfect health and vitality. Today, the spring in Jerry’s step rivals that of men half his age.
As a child, Jerry lived in such poverty that, he says a bit sheepishly, “My mother once resorted to cutting the neighbor’s fence and letting the cows wander in so she could get milk for my little brother.” Yet, by the time he met Esther, Jerry had built a multi-million-dollar business operation engaging over 100,000 people. His success springboarded almost entirely from a chance reading of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Jerry confides, “I was never much interested in money. I was more interested in having a wonderful life . . . and being free.”