May 24, 2016 05:17 AM EDT

'Shark Tank' Robert Herjavec Story Of Rising From Nothing Into Something

"Shark Tank" Robert Herjavec has an unlikely story to tell. He came from almost nothing into something or better yet famed for his rise from rags to riches and fame.

Business Insider reports, Robert Herjavec is best known today as one of the investors on ABC's "Shark Tank" but he has quite a backstory because not only is he a millionaire thanks to some successful companies he has founded, but he also maintains a fun social life with truly interesting hobbies.

His life story is one that is only seen in dramas and movies. Robert Herjavec was born on September 14, 1962, in Zbjeg, Croatia. During the reign of the communist regime in is region, he and his family left his antive country to live in the shelter of Canada. Without prior knowledge to English, he knew he was in for a tough ride. According to Herjavec, his family left Croatia with one suitcase and $20 in hand and they lived for 18 months in a friend's basement while they began rebuilding their new life in North America, reports the same post.

As for the man the he has become, it did not bode well for him from the beginning. He had a job as newspaper deliveryman and as a waiter as well. His humble beginnings however have propelled him to who he is today.

Just like Steve Jobs, he also got a pink slip as mentioned by Jobs & Hire but it never impeded his aims to become better and to attain big things in life. He knew the importance of education and of learning the jack-of-all-trades. He never taught that business would be a part of his life, but it was. During the difficult times of his life, he founded his own company and named it, BRAK Systems, which later became Canada's largest internet-security company.

It is undeniable that "Shark Tank" Robert Herjavec has risen to the top out from nothing. Careers are like that, once a person gives up, then that's the end of the rope but just like "Shark Tank" Robert Herjavec, moving forward and rising above the level of mediocrity can help a person climb up the ladder of corporate success and achieve big things in life and in careers.

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