Many see the United States as a land of opportunities and a dream of living the American dream. However, it is not as uncomplicated as it seems, as building one’s life from scratch can be strenuous. A Vietnamese family also moved to the USA with that vision, hoping for a better, brighter future. But several hardships awaited them, and they had to work tirelessly to fit in. And that’s how Chuong Charlie Pham, a member of that family, spent most of his early life working hard to achieve his goals.
Chuong Charlie Pham is now a successful E-commerce entrepreneur, a real estate investor, and a business mentor but getting to this level required a lot of resilience and dedication. Charlie was six years old when he moved to Baton Rouge, LA, with his parents and siblings. The family only had a few clothes on their backs and a few dimes in their pockets. His parents had to pick up service jobs and manual labor so they could provide for the family.
Besides the financial quandary, Charlie was going through a cultural shock as well as an identity crisis that had found its way into his life. He spoke poor English, lacked confidence, and felt alone. On top of that, he was not an A-star student and struggled with his grades. From school to college, he remained a below-average student, and the future looked bleak for him.
Charlie started working multiple odd jobs at 14 to cover his expenses, proving him to be a hard worker from an early age. The turning point in his life came when he fell into bad habits in college that could jeopardize his entire future. He realized if he wanted to change his life, he must move forward. And then, Charlie decided to put his all in.
In 2009, Charlie started an online mobile accessories business with a friend and worked day and night to help it grow. They launched their products on Amazon and eBay and created a website. Initially, the sales were meager, but gradually, they increased to $100, $2000, and then significantly to $250,000 per month. By 2015, the company was worth $15 million. In 2016, Charlie bid farewell to the startup with an 8-figure payout, and with millions to his name, he decided to explore different paths.
As of today, he helps build potential people around him by investing in their businesses. Furthermore, he provides one-on-one mentorship on how one can grow their business. In 2020, he helped a student’s beauty brand go from $0 to $ 2 million in sales within a year.
You can also find Charlie on his social media networks, including Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, where he posts informational and motivational content regarding his niches. His ultimate purpose is to inspire people with his success story of how a poor Immigrant turned his life around; if he could, then so can you.