How to Go From Poverty to a Harvard MBA

I’m pleased to share with you my interview with a young man who went from poverty to a Harvard MBA. It’s a compelling story that offers hope to anyone who feels they don’t have any.

My friend, Camilo Maldonado, along with his twin brother Francisco, publish the blog The Finance Twins (appropriate name, yes?). Camilo runs the blog full-time while his brother practices medicine as a radiologist.

The twins’ story is a powerful one. They grew up in Colombia as young boys. They lost their father to cancer at an early age. Camilo will tell us about the journey from Colombia to the U.S. and how growing up poor shaped who he is today.

Their mother was the rock that held the family together, working three jobs to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. It’s a story sure to inspire anyone who feels like they don’t see a way forward in their current situation. Imagine how proud his mother was knowing she supported him through poverty to a Harvard MBA. It’s a remarkable story.

Let me introduce you to my friend Camilo and his inspiring story.










































Previously published here and reprinted with the author’s permission.

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