Boxed CEO Chieh Huang leads a start-up that has secured $165 million in funding and brings in more than $100 million in revenue each year.
But he hasn't forgotten what it was like to grow up in poverty. Before he co-founded Boxed, which lets customers order items in bulk by mail, he was a child of two Taiwanese immigrants who struggled to make ends meet.
Developing that determination to better himself was crucial to his success, he says. And that's why, despite employing more than 250 people, he still interviews every single job candidate personally.