He arrived a pauper, all his money spent getting to safety. He spent his first few nights sleeping in a cardboard box. Then found employment sweeping the pavement outside a grand store. Each week he would save a few dollars. He had a dream, but first he needed somewhere safe to sleep. He started by renting a redundant warehouse and sleeping in the office. Soon he was renting all the space for storage. Saving hard he purchased his first derelict building. Within seven years he had built up quite a portfolio of industrial sites. A wife and the house could wait.