10 Remarkable Career Comebacks

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VICKIE STRINGER: From college dropout to CEO, Vicki Stringer’s unique journey of entrepreneurship took her from federal prison to pioneering publisher of hip-hop literature. The Detroit-native was once a drug queenpin and escort service proprietor who grossed $30,000 a week. Stringer’s street hustling lifestyle was splintered after she was busted for selling a kilo of cocaine to a police informant. And it was while serving her five-year sentence that she discovered a new passion—writing—and began penning a fictional account of her life titled, Let That Be the Reason. Today, Stringer is the CEO of Triple Crown Publications, an international leader of urban fiction with nearly $2 million in revenues.

VICKIE STRINGER: From college dropout to CEO, Vicki Stringer’s unique journey of entrepreneurship took her…