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From Homeless to $100K in SF: The Rise of Preston Phan

| By Ted Andersen |

It was Christmas Day 2016 when 29-year-old Preston Phan stood on the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District FaceTime-chatting his family, careful not to allow the building where he was staying to slip into view. Phan had left Seattle jobless and was now broke and living in a homeless shelter. Interest on his student debt was growing and his hopes of making it were shrinking.

Three months later, Phan would be living in Silicon Valley earning a salary of $115,000 at a major tech company. This is his story.

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