(SPECTATOR.ORG) — Mark Stevens was 17 years old when his father died.
A self-described "lower middle class" rebellious kid from Queens, when Mark went about the task of ordering his father's affairs, he discovered his father's bank account -- containing $84. He was told that his best option was "to go on welfare."
Marks Stevens had another idea. Said Stevens in an interview with The American Spectator: "I knew then at 17 I wasn't going on welfare." If Mark was going to achieve anything in life, he would have to be responsible for making that happen.
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