Dwayne Clark’s Solution to America’s Silver Tsunami Crisis and How Living on Stolen Potatoes Made It All Possible

November 21, 2019 10 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you ask Dwayne Clark, founder and CEO of the senior care company Aegis Living, what he is most thankful for in life, he will unabashedly tell you “growing up poor.” For Clark, a childhood spent in poverty instilled a compassion-first mentality and a burning desire to help others lead lives of dignity. Today, Clark is seen as a change-maker in his industry. Aegis opened its 32nd location this year and has eight more facilities in development. The company is on track to have operating revenues of over $300 million in 2020, with real estate holdings approaching $3 billion. An Impoverished Childhood Clark is the youngest of four children raised by a single mother in Walla Walla, Washington. When he was 16, his mother told him they were completely broke and had no money for food. […]

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