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The millionaire who started his empire working on the public telephone at the Rio de Janeiro airport

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Flavio Da Silva overcame all the obstacles necessary to achieve the success he enjoys today. The entrepreneur was 19 years old when he got a job selling English courses over the phone, but he had a little problem… there was no phone line at home. This happened in 1991, a while before the use of the cell phone permeated our way of life. Flavio lived in Rio de Janeiro, and at that time having a telephone was a luxury that his family could not afford.

Despite that setback, he did not give up. he started looking for solutions to his problem. It was then that it occurred to him to use the public telephones that were at the Santos Dumont airport. With all the noise and people around, he managed to turn the terminal into a functional office.

"I have no doubt that I found my destination at that airport," the businessman said in an interview with the BBC .

It was with that dedication that he managed to become the........

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