Entrepreneur, trader, stockbroker, motivational loudspeaker, writer, and philanthropist who was simply homeless in the first 1980s. He previously dreams to become a health care provider, which he forgotten at age 26. He recounted his trip from homelessness to monetary achievement in his memoir The Quest for Happyness, that was published in-may 2006. He fathered one child with ex-wife Sherry Dyson. He was portrayed by Can Smith in the 2006 film version of his book.