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PETER J DANIELS: From Illiterate Bricklayer To International Statesman!

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Peter J Daniels is an Christian businessman and entrepreneur, best-selling author and recognized public speaker. From humble beginnings, illiterate at age 26, Peter found Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade May 25, 1959, and went on to build several successful businesses, serve on the boards of several international ministries, author thirteen books and be named by Norman Vincent Peale as the best public speaker in the world. He credits his success to Jesus Christ.

Peter J. Daniels came from a disadvantaged background and was challenged with illiteracy in his early years. His family was third generation welfare recipients, he has two alcoholic brothers, 4 fathers and 2 mothers. Many of his relatives have been in jail. He failed at every grade in school and became a bricklayer.

At 26 years of age he was hopelessly in debt, and attended a Billy Graham Crusade on 25 May 1959. He attributes his life change and subsequent success to that meeting.

After reading 2,000 biographies, Daniels went into business three times, failing each time, but avoiding bankruptcy. He subsequently built a large real estate business in Australia and South East Asia and serves as a director and chairman on a range of international boards.

From 1974 to 1990, he ran Peter J Daniels Real Estate, until he sold it off.

Since 1989 he has run the World Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Other business involvements include being a director of International Corporate Holdings Pty Ltd, Chairman of Australia Fair Pty Ltd and an international director of Worldwide Leadership Council.

Daniels married his wife Robina in 1955 and has three children and eight grandchildren.