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How former gangster Ryan Blair became a millionaire CEO

Ryan Blair had a difficult start in life. At just 16 years old, he had dropped out of school, was part of a controlling LA gang and had been arrested 10 times.

Eventually facing a four year jail sentence, Ryan decided to turn his life around and begged the judge for leniency.

Armed with a second chance - he became an entrepreneur, transforming himself from a gang member to the millionaire chief executive of a nutrition company.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Stephen Nolan, "Every individual wants to do better. People make mistakes all the time... What life's about is giving people a second chance and he gave that to me."

  • 25 Jun 2013