Ricky Donnell “Freeway Rick” Ross is a convicted drug trafficker best known for the drug empire he established in Los Angeles, California, in the early to mid-1980s and now an American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and speaker. Mr. Ross was sentenced to life in prison, though the sentence was shortened on appeal and Ricky Ross was released 2009 after serving 13 years in prison.
It’s has been a long journey for Mr. Ross from his days growing up poverty as a child in Los Angeles, where the home he grew up in with his mother our cabinet doors were falling off at my mom’s house. We had holes in the cabinets where rats used to come up, we had roaches. It was just a terrible condition states Ricky. Mr. Ross continues, “When I started having money by selling drugs, I wanted a better life for myself and went out and made better life.
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While Ricky was in jail he taught himself to read. A cellmate made some cue cards, that help him by sounding out the words as you look at them. Ross cellmate got him to understand that you can read if you work at learning the sounds putting them together. Mr. Ross started reading Malcolm X’s autobiography and Anthony Robbins Awake the Giant Within. Malcolm X couldn’t read either when he went to prison. Ross started to see the similarities in our lives, and he started to think maybe I can do what he did. Ross started taking reading seriously the second time inside, because I started reading law books.
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Mr. Ross is currently working on numerous projects right now, he is on a book tour Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography and working on reality show. Ricky “Freeway Rick” Ross life is now different from what got him to this point. Mr. Ross when asked why the new book, he stated “I want the truth to be told”, there are a lot of things people don’t understand about Mr. Ross. His passion for being an entrepreneur, giving back to the community and making people aware of what is really going on in our communities. Mr. Ross is happy just being a regular person living a regular life and he said it’s safer.
Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography
The U.S. government didn’t SELL THE DRUGS, of course, but they were complicit with the dealer and turned a blind eye to the operation. Click to get the book!
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