Before he came up with the idea that changed his life, Richard Montañez, the son of a Mexican immigrant, grew up in a migrant labor camp in California. At one point, he lived in a one-bedroom apartment with his parents and ten siblings. Those experiences shaped him.
2. Montañez had no fancy degree. He had a 4th-grade-level education, and couldn’t read or write. But he was a janitor with an idea — an idea that would make the company billions of dollars and become one of history’s most celebrated and iconic snack foods: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
3. The Richard Montañez story is just one of many that illustrates why so many aspire to move to the US - why so many believe this is the ultimate land of opportunity, brimming with brilliant ideas (and people), where literally anything is possible. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/27/a-janitor-invented-flamin-hot-cheetos-and-became-a-pepsico-exec.html …
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