According to Chrisgardnermedia, Christopher Gardner had a rough childhood growing up. He never knew his father, and only lived with his mother when he was not in foster homes. He had an interest in finance, so he was willing to risk everything to pursue his dream. Christopher Gardner had a son named Chris Jr. After his mother walked out, he had to raise Chris Jr. all by himself. He stated that "I made up my mind as a young kid that when I had children they were going to know who their father is, and that he isn’t going anywhere" (Biography).
Christopher had a lot of failures. He was homeless for a while because he couldn't keep up with the bills while he was an intern at Dean Witter Reynolds (Pursuit). This failure though, led to his biggest success: founding the brokerage firm Gardner Rich in Chicago from his home with just $10,000 (Biography).
According to Biography.com Editors, J.K. Rowling, a single mother, lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her children. She was constantly writing in a local cafe, the famous series, Harry Potter. She had to rewrite The Sorcerer's Stone several times before it was accepted. J.K. Rowling has broken records with her famous novels (Biography).
Her failures were a little devastating to her, she thought so many times that she had finally gotten her story right, only to be turned down time and time again. Finally, all of those failures have led to her biggest success, ranking her number thirteen on Britain's wealthiest women list (Biography).