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Dennis Wong is the founder of YOR Health, an Irvine, California-based company that provides nutritional products to a global clientele. While many people believe that Dennis Wong has led a charmed life, the successful businessman claims that divine intervention, hard work, and luck got him where he is today.
Growing up, Dennis Wong lived in government-run projects in an overpopulated area of Hong Kong. His family was very poor and shared a room with others. According to Dennis Wong, his mother was his best friend; his father was seldom around. The family struggled just to make ends meet.
In 1968, Dennis Wong boarded an airplane with his family en route to California. An uncle had convinced Wong’s mother that America would offer the family a better chance at life. Dennis Wong remembers that the family was allowed to move into a predominantly white neighborhood despite the widespread segregation so common in the 1960s. Still, life in the United States was difficult for young Dennis Wong and his family could not afford simple luxuries, such as snack time at school.
Dennis Wong grew up and got involved with the wrong crowd. At 22, Dennis Wong was in a bad place and enrolled in college, eventually majoring in electrical engineering. Though he had acclimated to Western society, Dennis Wong explains that he had a great deal of trouble at school because of a little-known disorder, now commonly referred to as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
By the mid-1980s, Dennis Wong had pulled himself out of the rut and was excited to enter the workforce. However, electrical engineering jobs were fading fast due to the successful defense of nuclear Star Wars program initiated by the Reagan Administration. Dennis Wong blamed God and everyone else for his troubles. Things would soon change, however, as Dennis Wong and his younger sister blindly entered the real estate market together.
Dennis Wong soon experienced what he refers to as divine intervention. A handful of wealthy businessmen took a liking to the two siblings and guided them through the often difficult-to-understand real estate market. Things were definitely looking up and in a few short years Dennis Wong joined the ranks of self-made millionaires – before his 30th birthday.
However, Dennis Wong soon became disenchanted with the real estate market and shortly moved into direct marketing. In 2000, Dennis Wong and his sister opened their own company selling Internet technology services such as web hosting, e-mail, dial up service, and voice-over Internet. After seven years concentrating primarily on voice-over IP products and services, Dennis Wong made the decision to shift gears in a completely different direction. Soon the real-estate-entrepreneur found motivation in his now-failing health and the people that depended on his company for employment.