A Bronx Story of Rags to Riches
Forbes magazine profiles the rags-to-riches life of Michael Bordes who went from growing up in a 1960s Bronx household that made $15,000 a year to owning a commercial and residential builder company that now takes in $20 million.
Bordes, who is now 58-years-old and owns AA Jedson Company with his sons, grew up in a six-person household, or bungalow as he calls it, with a father who was a firefighter and had two extra jobs.
According to Bordes, he had to toughen up as a kid because he would get bullied, and acknowledges that he got where he is now not because he was lucky but because he pushed himself.
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